Field Hockey Shuts Out Misericordia at Home – Ithaca College Athletics

Game Recap: Field Hockey | | Connor Glunt, Athletics Communications Student Assistant
Hartwick College
9/10/2022 | 1 p.m.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College field hockey team recorded its first shut out of the season against Misericordia University at Higgins Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 7., winning 3–0. 
The Bombers improved to 3–0 on the season in an emphatic shutout victory over the Cougars on Wednesday night. Senior striker Morgan Mullen and sophomore striker Natalie Descalso scored their first goals of the season, while senior striker Elizabeth Pillow scored her team-leading third goal of the season. Graduate student goalkeeper Macy Brandwein was not tested much by the Cougar offense, but she stood tall stopping their only shot on goal of the game. 
In the first quarter, neither team was able to generate any high danger scoring chances, but each squad had its fair share of possession time. The Bombers began the game controlling most of play in the Cougars territory, and they were able to send some passes over the middle, but the Cougars did a good job of bending and not breaking. In the latter half of the frame, the Cougars got the ball out of their side of the field, but the Bombers defense didn’t allow any chances to formulate. 
Once the second quarter started, the Bombers got right back to work, scoring the first goal of the game. Mullen, the team’s leading goal scorer from last season, scored just under two minutes into the frame off an assist from junior striker Avery Moses, who has recorded an assist in all three games so far this season. The only other chance for either side in the second quarter came from a corner, but the second pass didn’t connect and was broken up quickly.
After a low-event second half, the Bombers kicked their offense up a notch, peppering the Cougars with shots. Descalso had a pair of quality opportunities that the Cougars were able to stop, but Pillow broke through halfway through the quarter with a diving sweep of a rebound at the goal mouth to put the Bombers up 2–0. Descalso finally got on the board after Mullen found herself leading a rush and passed it ahead to the sophomore, who potted it for her first goal of the year.
The Bombers outshot the Cougars 9–1 and had three corner opportunities to the Cougars two. The Bombers improve to 3–0 and have outscored their opponents 9–2 to start the season, including goals from seven different players. The Bombers host Hartwick College on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Higgins Stadium.
Hartwick College
9/10/2022 | 1 p.m.
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