Field Hockey Falls at Home to Brockport

Skylar Gilmore (24) scored her first career goal for the Wolves -- Photo by Ed Webber
Skylar Gilmore (24) scored her first career goal for the Wolves -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Field Hockey team surrendered three goals in the second half to fall to the College at Brockport in their season opening game at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Keuka College (0-1) got a pair of goals from Skylar Gilmore and Lexi Appleby. Junior goalie Kassidy Valentine made five saves in goal for the Wolves

College at Brockport 4 at Keuka College 2

Both teams struggled with possession early on Friday. Keuka had opportunities early with multiple penalty corners but were unable to convert on any as the game remained scoreless midway through the first. The Golden Eagles would strike first as they capitalized on a scrum in front of goal to make it 1-0. Keuka responded in a hurry. 16 seconds following the goal, freshman Skylar Gilmore took the ball down and let a low shot go just inside the circle. The ball beat the keeper to the far post to level the game at one. Keuka College took a 2-1 lead into halftime as Alysa Maddaleno tipped a ball to the far post where Lexi Appleby hit it home to give the Wolves the lead.

Brockport began to apply pressure against the Wolves' goal in the second half. The Golden Eagles would take advantage of a Keuka College yellow card to tie the game in the 47th minute. The next 20 minutes, Keuka withstood the Brockport attack. The game would go to the final minutes tied, but the Golden Eagles would take the lead with 3:09 left to play and added a fourth goal a minute later as Brockport would defeat Keuka 4-2 on Friday.

Game Highlights

Goal: Skylar Gilmore

Goal: Lexi Appleby   Assist: Alysa Maddaleno

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves fall to 0-4 all-time against Brockport
  • It was the third straight year that the two teams met in the season opening game
  • The two goals by the Wolves was the most scored in an opening game in program history
  • The goals by Gilmore and Appleby were both the first of their career
  • Shots were tied 10-10 in the game and Keuka College held an 8-6 advantage in penalty corners

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves take to the road on Wednesday, September 5 as they travel to Houghton College to face the Highlanders. Keuka College fell to Houghton last season 4-1.