KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Field Hockey team to Susquehanna University on Monday afternoon by the score of 6-1 at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
The Wolves (0-13, 0-2 NEAC) will have a quick turnaround as they travel to St. John Fisher College to face the Cardinals on Wednesday night.
Alysa Maddaleno scored the first goal of her career for Keuka College. She was assisted on the play by Jade Earle, her first collegiate point. Kassidy Valentine made nine saves in the first half and Aphiwe Joyisa turned away eight of nine shots in the second half for the Wolves.
The River Hawks started fast, but Valentine made four saves in the opening five minutes to settle the storm. Susquehanna continued to pressure and scored their first goal 9:22 into the half. They would add three goals in just under 12 minutes to build a 4-0 lead. Keuka was able to flip possession and Jade Early got a shot on goal, but it was saved. Susquehanna added another goal going into halftime.
The second half had the Keuka College defense pinned back, but they were able to get the counterattack going. Alysa Maddaleno made multiple runs into the River Hawks' end, threatening goal. The Wolves were able to get four shots on goal and three penalty corners in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, but all attempts were turned aside by Susquehanna. The River Hawks continued to attack and got their sixth goal of the game with just over 20 minutes left to play. Joyisa and the Keuka College defense held Susquehanna at six. The Wolves built up the offensive play and threatened goal. Jade Earle slide a ball forward to Alysa Maddaleno who beat the goalie for her first goal of the year, making it 6-1 with 7:33 left to play. The two teams would play out the remaining time as Susquehanna went on to defeat Keuka College 6-1.