5/6: SB vs #1 Westminster (W 2-1), SB vs #4 Saint Vincent (W 5-1 (9 Inn.)), BASE vs Thiel (W 6-5 (10 Inn.)); 4/7: SB vs TBA (12 PM), BASE at Thiel - DH (1 PM)
Harrison Saves 30, but Bison Fall 5-1 at Kenyon
Sept. 23 - GAMBIER, Ohio – Freshman goalie Jacqueline Harrison (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massepequa) made 30 saves Sunday at Kenyon, but the Ladies managed to get five shots behind her and the Bethany College field hockey team suffered a 5-1 loss.
The entire Bison defense had a hand in keeping the game scoreless for more than 22 minutes. While Harrison was making five saves in that span, the BC defenders blocked nine other attempts. Kenyon finally got on the board with a goal at the 22:36 mark, made it 2-0 with a score exactly one minute later and capped the first half scoring on a goal two and a half minutes before halftime.
The margin could have been much larger, but Harrison finished with 15 saves in the opening period. She would also turn aside 15 shots in the second half, but Kenyon posted goals in the 40th and 56th minutes to extend their lead to 5-0.
The Bison broke up the Kenyon shutout bid with a goal in the later stages of the game. Freshman Taylor Solomon (Beltsville, Md./Elizabeth Seton) struck for BC’s score with seven minutes to go, her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
The 30 saves from Harrison was a season-high, with her previous best being 19 against Ohio Wesleyan.
After playing on back-to-back days, Bethany will be off until next Sunday when it hosts Frostburg State (Md.) University Sunday at 3 p.m.