Field Hockey Beats UC Davis 2-1 in Another Comeback; Improves to 4-1 on Season

(Fairfield, CT) – Sarah Bergman (Blandon, PA) scored two second half goals, including the game-winner on a penalty stroke, to lead the Sacred Heart Pioneers to their third straight victory with a 2-1 come-from-behind win against the UC Davis Aggies Friday afternoon at Campus Field.

UC Davis took the game's first lead on a goal by Nadia Namdari, who was sent in on a feed from inside the circle towards the front of the cage by Cloey LemMon at 17:06.

However, as they have done in each of their last three wins, the Pioneers came back with two goals in the second half en route to victory. Bergman scored the game-tying goal following a corner, finding a loose ball on a mad scramble in front after a defensive save at 45:25. The Aggies would be penalized for a defender using her body to prevent a goal at 64:18, setting up Bergman to lift her second goal under the crossbar for the game-winner on the penalty stroke.

Mary Altepeter (Chesterfield, MO) made five saves for SHU, earning her fourth win of the season and making a couple of key stops in the second half to allow the Pioneers to complete their comeback. She stopped Casey Wollbrink on a hard drive from top of the circle off a corner at about the 50 minute mark, then followed that up with a save by kick on a break down the right wing by Emily Mecke a few minutes later.

With the win, SHU improves to 4-1 on the season. Sacred Heart is next in action on Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm when they take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Yale University.