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With the season winding down, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania field hockey team swept the first two of their four games at home this weekend.
IUP took the field Thursday afternoon in a non conference tilt against Bellarmine University. The Crimson Hawks offense attacked with a brisk pace to match the brisk fall weather, with their second-highest goal total through the 5-2 win.
Kate Bruce (senior, business management) was first to score in the first half, as IUP out-classed the Knights. The lead was doubled to 2-0 when a deflection found the stick of Ashley Mosner (junior, criminal justice), who coolly tapped in her second goal of the year.
“It was good for us actually having a lead going into the half,” head coach Gary Agard said of his squad, who sometimes struggle in the first half of games. “It just made us more relaxed.”
IUP got second-half goals from Dani Edwards (senior, merchandising) and Chelsea Wanamaker (junior, psychology). Bellarmine would get on the scoreboard twice in the second half but ultimately could not generate enough pressure as IUP won 5-2.
With its record at 6-9, and needing a win to stay in the hunt for a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament, IUP entered with a lot on the line coming into Saturday’s game with East Stroudsburg University.
The Crimson Hawks would not disappoint as they came away with a 4-2 decision, the team’s fourth consecutive win.
IUP gained the momentum in the first half, as Ashley Mosner and Jessica Kida (sophomore, nuclear medicine) both found the back of the net to give IUP a 2-0 lead going into the halftime break.
The Crimson Hawks withstood the Warriors’ barrage of shots early in the second half, though two got by Shuker to knot the game at 2-2.
Casey McGowan (junior, physical education) added an insurance goal when she ripped home a penalty stroke in the 59th minute to cap IUP’s 4-2 victory.
IUP now sits in a three-way tie for fifth place in the PSAC, with the top-six seeds advancing to the tournament.