Bonetz a work­horse for Kent State field hockey

The Southern Berks News - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault

Ash­ley Bonetz is work­ing hard for the Kent State field hockey team.

The sopho­more from Dou­glassville and a Daniel Boone grad­u­ate has started all 16 games and has been on the field for 1,075 min­utes. She’s played a com­plete game 12 times this sea­son.

Bonetz picked up an as­sist in a 4-0 Mid-Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence vic­tory over Ball State on Oct. 12 in Kent, Ohio. She also has a de­fen­sive save.

“Ash­ley is not only an awe­some young woman but a great as­set to the team,” coach Kath­leen Wiler said. “She’s made huge im­prove­ments to her game last spring and has car­ried it over to this sea­son.”

Bonetz has played both in the mid­field and the back­field for the Golden Flash.

“Ash­ley has found a home at left back when she helps an­chor our de­fense,” Wiler said.

Kent State is 6-10 over­all but stands at 4-1 in MAC play af­ter a 2-1 vic­tory over Ohio in a league game on Oct. 19 in Athens, Ohio. The team has given up 37 goals with two shutouts, but has given up just seven goals in its five league games.

The fresh­man is off to a great start with the Se­ton Hill eques­trian team. She com­petes in the walk/trot/can­ter event for the Griffins and started the sea­son by fin­ish­ing sec­ond in that event at the Slip­pery Rock Show Sept. 30 in Slip­pery Rock. Con­fer fin­ished sixth at the Wash­ing­ton & Jef­fer­son Show Oct. 6 in Wash­ing­ton. Since then, she’s been on top of her game – fin­ish­ing first in the Se­ton Hill Show Oct. 7 in Greens­burg and in the Bethany Show on Oct. 14 in Bethany, W.Va.

The 5-foot-10 ju­nior had a goal and an as­sist on the win­ning score to lead the Alver­nia men’s soc­cer team to a 2-1 MAC Com­mon­wealth vic­tory over Hood on Oct. 23 in Read­ing. Hart has three goals and an as­sist with a game-win­ner. That came in a 2-1 dou­ble over­time league vic­tory over Wi­dener on Oct. 17 in Read­ing. Sopho­more Matt Lee (Ex­eter) has played in 18 games with three starts and has a goal. The Golden Wolves are 7-10-2 over­all and 3-4-0 in league play af­ter the Hood vic­tory. The 5-foot-10 se­nior out­side hit­ter con­tin­ues her strong play with the Lock Haven women’s volleyball team, the Bald Ea­gles 8-14 over­all and 3-10 in the PSAC af­ter a 3-1 league loss to Slip­pery Rock on Oct. 20 in Slip­pery Rock. Stick had a dou­ble-dou­ble with 11 kills and 14 digs. It was her sixth dou­ble-dou­ble this sea­son. Stick has 223 digs and 199 kills. She also has 41 to­tal blocks and 10 ser­vice aces. And, she has 232.2 points in 22 matches and 70 sets.

The se­nior for­ward is start­ing to see her name in the scor­ing col­umn for the Mis­eri­cor­dia field hockey team. She had a goal in a 5-3 loss to East­ern on Oct. 17 in St. David’s, a goal in a 4-2 vic­tory over Delaware Val­ley on Oct. 20 in Dal­las and picked up an as­sist in a 4-1 tri­umph over Wilkes on Oct. 24 in Dal­las. The Cougars are 4-12 over­all and 3-4 in MAC Free­dom play. Gruber is third on the team in min­utes played with 1,053. She was a MAC Free­dom sec­ond team pick last sea­son. The 5-foot-10 se­nior mid­dle hit­ter had a sea­son­high 15 kills to help the Cani­sius women’s volleyball team turn back Marist 3-2 in a Metro At­lantic Ath­letic Con­fer­ence match on Oct. 21 in Buf­falo, N.Y. It was the sev­enth vic­tory in the team’s last eight matches, the Golden Griffins 12-10 over­all and 10-3 in MAAC play. Wes­ley has 191 kills, 55.0 to­tal blocks and 22 digs. She has scored 220.5 points and has a .293 at­tack per­cent­age. She was an Al­lMAAC sec­ond team se­lec­tion as a ju­nior.

The ju­nior mid­fielder has played in all 15 games with five starts for the Kutz­town field hockey team, the Huskies 11-4 over­all and 4-3 in PSAC af­ter up­set­ting No. 1-ranked West Ch­ester 2-0 in a league game on Oct. 24 in Kutz­town. Shirk has picked up an as­sist and has helped the de­fense limit foes to 14 goals with seven shutouts. She played in 18 games with three starts as a sopho­more af­ter trans­fer­ring in from Slip­pery Rock. She’s a Na­tional Field Hockey Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion Scholar of Dis­tinc­tion and was named to the NFHCA Na­tional Aca­demic squad and was a PSAC Scholar-Ath­lete last year.

“Han­nah is a player that any coach would be lucky to have on the team,” coach Marci Scheuing said. “She’s a team cap­tain, a great per­son and an out­stand­ing field hockey player.

Shirk is a mem­ber of the mid­field unit which is one of the strong­est in Divi­sion II.

The 5-foot-10 wide re­ceiver con­tin­ues to have a solid sea­son for the Blooms­burg foot­ball team, the Huskies 4-4 over­all and 4-3 in PSAC East play af­ter a 33-7 league vic­tory over Lock Haven on Oct. 20 in Lock Haven. Allen caught eight passes for 88 yards and had touch­downs of 54 and eight yards, the one for 54 is a sea­son-best for him. He’s caught 31 passes for 397 yards (12.81 per re­cep­tion) and six touch­downs. He’s also car­ried the ball twice for 15 yards.

The 5-foot-9 fresh­man mid­fielder has played in 15 games off the bench for the Wilkes men’s soc­cer team, the Colonels 7-8-1 over­all and 2-4-0 in MAC Free­dom play af­ter a 1-0 non­league loss to Penn Col­lege on Oct. 24 in Wil­liamsport. Bausher has taken six shots with two on goal but is still look­ing for his first col­le­giate point. He’s helped the de­fense which has given up 27 goals (1.66 goals against av­er­age) with four shutouts.

The 5-foot-3 sopho­more has nine goals and five as­sists for 23 points for the Ursi­nus field hockey team, the Bears 11-5 over­all and 7-2 in the Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence. Car­roll has two game-win­ners. She had the go-ahead goal and an as­sist in a 5-2 vic­tory over Wash­ing­ton & Lee and the win­ning goal in a 2-1 tri­umph over Wash­ing­ton Col­lege on Oct. 24, both games played in Col­legeville. Car­roll also had two goals and an as­sist in a 4-0 win over Dick­in­son and two goals in a 3-2 loss to Franklin & Mar­shall.

The 5-foot-5 de­fen­sive spe­cial­ist broke the all-time digs mark with the Ly­coming women’s volleyball team four matches ago and has added 63 more since then and now the new stan­dard stands at 2,148. The old mark was 2,081. Hep­ner has a team-high 540 digs this sea­son and had a sea­son-high 35 in a 3-0 MAC Com­mon­wealth match to Le­banon Val­ley on Oct. 23 in Wil­liamsport. She also has 77 as­sists and a team-lead­ing 33 ser­vice aces for the War­riors who are 13-17 over­all and 3-5 in league play.

The 5-foot-3 fresh­man mid­fielder scored her first col­le­giate goal but it wasn’t enough as the Penn Col­lege women’s soc­cer team dropped a 3-1 non­league de­ci­sion to Ju­ni­ata on Oct. 24 in Wil­liamsport. Kistler picked up her first point when she had an as­sist in a 5-0 league vic­tory over Cobleskill on Sept. 29 in Wil­liamsport. She’s been on the pitch for 1,338 min­utes for the Wild­cats who are 11-6 over­all and 8-2 in the North East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence af­ter the Ju­ni­ata game.

The 6-foot-1 se­nior got off to a slow start but fin­ished strong for the St. Joseph’s men’s golf team at the Old Do­min­ion/Outer Banks In­ter­col­le­giate on Oct. 22-23 in Pow­ells Point, N.C. Pil­liod opened with an 11-over par 82 but then shot a pair of one-un­der-par 70s to fin­ish with a 222 to­tal that gave him a tie for 37th out of 91 golfers and helped the Hawks fin­ish 12th out of 18 teams. He’s av­er­ag­ing 73.625 for eight rounds com­pet­ing in three tour­na­ments.

Kent State’s Ash­ley Bonetz (Daniel Boone)

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