SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Coming off an emotional win on Saturday over No. 13 Lynchburg, the Dickinson College field hockey team went for their second victory in a row on Wednesday night against Susquehanna University. Unfortunately, for the Red Devils, the River Hawks defense was stout all night limiting them to just two shots in a 1-0 setback at Sassafras Field.
Susquehanna began the first quarter strong with Cassie West, Annalee Smith, and Allyson Heard all forcing saves out of Saige Stevens in the opening four minutes. The River Hawks appeared to take the lead two minutes later when Lydia Hidlay slipped a shot by Stevens, but Jackie Smith was positioned perfectly to sweep away the danger. At the 11:16 mark, Dickinson got their only chance of the half when Bridget Fontaine was turned aside by Mackenzie Bross.
In the second quarter, the Red Devils had two penalty corner chances but were unable to muster an attempt towards goal off either one. Abby Marthins would let a shot go with 5:51 remaining, however, her offering sailed high. Stevens would make one more save in the period denying Katie Bucher.
The third quarter lacked offensive chances for the visitors as the home side recorded the only two shots of the frame.
It took Susquehanna just 1:29 into the fourth to get the lone goal of the contest as Ashley Schreffler banged home the loose ball after Stevens made consecutive stops on West. Dickinson played two-minutes player-up after Hidlay was issued a green card at the 5:59 mark, but could not get a shot at Bross the rest of the game.
The Devils will try to get back to their winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they head to Winchester, Virginia to square-off after Shenandoah University in non-conference action. The first hit is slated for 12 p.m.