(Lewisburg, Pa. – Sept. 29, 2012) The Colgate field hockey team began its 2012 Patriot League season with a visit to Bucknell and fell to the Bison by a 7-0 score on Saturday.
Colgate (2-8, 0-1 PL) posted three shots in the game and Amanda DiDomizio pushed aside five Bucknell shots. Caitlin Zolet saw time in net as well and made two stops.
Bucknell (6-5, 1-0 PL) was led by Leigh Hillman and Amie Pritchard. Hillman had a pair of goals in the first half, while Pritchard collected four points with a goal and two assists. Erica Perrine and Shannon Keen combined for the shutout with Perrine stopping one shot.
The Bison took the early lead in the game with Rachel Misko scoring 5:46 into the contest with her fifth of the year. Pritchard was given an assist on the play as she found Misko in front of the net and she drove it home to make it 1-0.
Hilllman then increased the Bucknell advantage to 2-0 with her second of the season coming just under three minutes later. Abby Watson collected a rebound and made a short pass to Hillman for the score. Hillman struck again as she added to the lead with her second of the opening half with 14:47 left to make it 3-0 going into halftime.
Bucknell added to its lead eight minutes into the second half with Pritchard scoring on a deflection to push the advantage up to 4-0 in favor of the home team. The goal was scored while Colgate was down a player because of green card. Pritchard was involved on Bucknell’s fifth goal with an assist as Kelly Stefanowicz scored her third of the year. Kelsey Mucelli was also given a helper on the goal.
The Bison tallied its sixth goal with 12:03 remaining as Kiersten Sydnor netted her fifth of the year with an assist to Vickie Resh. Kayla Sullivan closed out the scoring to make it 7-0.
Colgate will be back in action on Wednesday as the Raiders host Cornell for a 7 p.m. start at Tyler’s Field.