WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Kenyon College field hockey team scored twice within the game’s final 11 minutes Thursday night and secured a 3-2 non-conference road victory over the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson College.
With the win, the Owls evened out their early-season record to 1-1, while the loss dropped the Presidents to 0-3.
Washington and Jefferson held a 1-0 lead after one quarter of play and a 2-1 lead after the second and third quarters were in the books.
The Presidents posted their first lead about four minutes from the start, when they earned a penalty corner. Camryn Cresci inserted the ball for Washigton and Jefferson and was awarded an assist after Lina Crowley took Cresci’s pass and fired a shot past Kenyon goalkeeper Payton Doan.
That first quarter of play was the only quarter in which Washington and Jefferson outshot Kenyon. Overall, the Owls racked up a 21-8 advantage in shots taken throughout the game.
In the second quarter alone, the Owls outshot the Presidents 7-1. One of those second-quarter shots came off the stick of senior Carolyn Herbosa, who tallied Kenyon’s first goal and squared up the game at the 24:32 mark.
Five minute later, however, the Presidents struck again. This time Hailey Wachowiak set up Lily Giering to put Washington and Jefferson back in front, where it stayed for the next 20 minutes of play.
It wasn’t until the 49:36 mark of the game that Kenyon offense scored again. Following a drive down the left side, sophomore Ella Haskins found herself on the doorstep. Near the left post, while falling over, Haskins managed to slap the ball back to center, where junior Karina Bharatiya was in place to knock it over the goal line and tie the game at 2-2.
A little more than two minutes later, the Owls chalked up the game-winner off a penalty corner. Hannah Paprotna, a junior, inserted the ball for Kenyon, sending it to Grace Lane, a sophomore who was just right of center. Lane got control, loaded up her shot and buried it in the lower left corner of the cage, beating a couple defenders, as well as Washington and Jefferson goalkeeper Anastasia Godat.
Despite giving up the two late goals, Godat kept the Presidents in the game, making a total of 12 saves. On the other end of the field, Doan made five saves for Kenyon.