Saward scores two as Saints win first field hockey game 4-1
Sophomore Lizzy Saward scored two goals as St. Lawrence University's field hockey team found its offense at Hartwick Saturday morning, beating the Hawks 4-1 for their first win of the season.
The Saints, now 1-2, scored just one goal in their opening weekend, but doubled that total in the first half of Saturday's game, taking a 2-0 lead on goals by Saward and Kate Higgins. Meghan Fay scored, but Saint goalie Nicole Matos, who saved a penalty stroke 12:03 into the game, did not allow further scoring and the Saints put it away with a pair of second half goals.Kara Pelosi scored her first of the year following a Saint penalty corner 11:19 into the second half and Saward scored her second of the game 11:20 later as the Saints turned the ball around quickly after a Hartwick penalty corner with Saward finishing off the rush for the goal.
Matos finished with four saves for the Saints while Jilian Sabatino made three stops for Hartwick. SLU had a 7-5 edge in shots on goal and a 10-7 overall edge in shots while Hartwick had eight penalty corners to six for the Saints.
The Saints will play at perennial NESCAC power Middlebury at 6 p.m. Wednesday in their next outing.