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.
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.
Goal: Skylar Gilmore