SUNY New Paltz falls 3-2 to Vas­sar

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Free­man staff

The SUNY New Paltz field hockey team fell 3-2 to a Vas­sar squad that’s ranked no. 1 in the North At­lantic Re­gion. The Hawks fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son 9-8, go­ing 5-1 in the Ath­letic Con­fer­ence.

NEW PALTZ >> The SUNY New Paltz field hockey team fell 3-2 to a Vas­sar squad that’s ranked no. 1 in the North At­lantic Re­gion.

The Hawks fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son 9-8, go­ing 5-1 in the State Uni­ver­sity of New York Ath­letic Con­fer­ence and earn­ing the No. 2 seed in the SUNYAC tour­ney, where they’ll face No.3 Ge­nesseo Wed­nes­day at 2 p.m.

New Paltz went up 2-0 in the first half on goals by Jus­tine O’Reilly, off a Hay­ley Kim as­sist, in the 22nd minute, and by Sa­man­tah Ack­er­man who scored for the first time this sea­son in the 31st minute on an Erin Landy as­sist.

But the Brew­ers soon cut that ad­van­tage in half when Cristina Lopez put one in off a penalty cor­ner dur­ing a two minute green card pe­riod just be­fore half­time which forced Hawks goal­keeper Me­gan Gange where from the net.

While New Paltz had sev­eral chances to add to their tally, they couldn’t find the net and Vas­sar went on to score goals in the 37th and 41st min­utes of the sec­ond half to take a 3-2 lead.

Vas­sar held a 19-11 edge in shots on goal, but the Hawks had a 13-8 ad­van­tage in penalty cor­ners.

Me­gan Gangewere had nine saves for New Paltz.

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