Field hockey is on a roll. The Ladies beat Centre College (Danville, Ky.) 1-0 on Saturday in Gambier, improving their overall record to 4-1. They now top the North Coast Atlantic Conference (NCAC) standings with a 2-0 in-conference record.
“We all get along really well,” Maddie Breschi ’16, who scored the game’s only goal on Saturday, said. “We also have a new assistant coach who has brought in a lot of new techniques and skills.”
In addition to the influence that Anna Crumb, the new coach, has had on the team, the Ladies have also been boosted by a stout defense, posting three shutouts in five games thus far. Centre only placed two shots on target Saturday, in contrast to Kenyon’s five.
As a result of her teammates allowing so few shots on goal, sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Speroff’s save percentage has risen up to 83 percent on the season.
The Ladies next play Saturday at Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio) at 11 a.m., and at Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, Penn.) on Sunday at 1 p.m.