The Drew women’s field hockey team played a hard-fought game against the undefeated Stockton University Ospreys last Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Ranger Stadium. The Ospreys earned a 4-2 non-conference victory.
Stockton went up 2-0 early in the second quarter, only to see the Rangers retaliate with two goals themselves. The visitors secured their win in the fourth quarter, scoring the only goal of the period. April Serratelli (’22) scored her first collegiate goal with six minutes left in the first half on a cross from Sami Strathern (’20). The Ospreys answered two and a half minutes later and carried a 3-1 lead into halftime despite holding just a 6-5 shot advantage. In the third quarter, the Rangers came out strong with a goal from Lauren Zultowski (’23), her fourth goal of the season. Drew's second goal was also set up on an assist cross from Strathern. Bridget Kenny (’23) finished the game with a pair of saves for the Rangers.
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The Rangers had a conference matchup at Ranger Stadium against Catholic University Saturday, Oct. 5. Joie Slossar (’21) tied a career-high 14 saves in the cage, but the Drew University field hockey team lost by a final of 7-0. Making her third start of the season, Slossar registered the most saves by a Ranger since Ryann Callaghan ('19) turned aside 18 shots versus Catholic on Sept. 29 of last season. Slossar also registered 14 stops against DeSales University on Oct. 3, 2017.
The Cardinals scored just two minutes into the game, then struck again late in the quarter to build a 2-0 lead at the end of the opening period. Catholic attempted 10 shots in the first quarter but were stopped completely by the Ranger defense in the second quarter, when the hosts did not allow a single shot, leaving it a two-goal game at halftime. The Cardinals came back with 12 shots in the third period, but that is when Slossar made nine of her saves. Despite Slossar’s great performance, Catholic scored twice to bring their number to four. Catholic added three additional tallies in the final period. Strathern led the Rangers with four shots, including three that were on goal. Defensively, Camryn Koch (’21) and Carly Schiller (’22) each made a defensive save.
The Rangers continue their season on Saturday, Oct. 12 when they visit Elizabethtown College in a conference matchup.