No. 4 Field Hockey upended by No. 5 TCNJ on the road

No. 4 Field Hockey upended by No. 5 TCNJ on the road

EWING, N.J. – In a battle of two top-5 teams, the fourth-ranked Salisbury University field hockey team fell to the fifth-ranked TCNJ Lions, 4-2 on Saturday.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: No. 5 TCNJ 4, No. 4 Salisbury 2
Records: Salisbury (7-1) | TCNJ (6-0)
Location: Ewing, N.J. - Field Hockey Complex

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TCNJ got the first goal of the game in the third minute off a penalty corner. Kayla Peterson put a ball on target and Jess Hatch got the redirect past Dom Farrace.
  • Salisbury responded with a goal in the 10th minute of the game. Salisbury got on a counter-attack following a turnover in the midfield, Tara Daddio pushed a pass through a diving goalkeeper to Meghan Jolikko who scored in the open cage.
  • TCNJ wasted no time to regain their lead with a pair of goals in the second quarter by Cayla Andrews and Tori Hannah to take a 3-1 lead into halftime.
  • In the 41st minute, TCNJ was able to increase their lead to 4-1 on Andrews' second goal of the game off another redirect.
  • Salisbury cut into the TCNJ lead in the 46th minute when Arielle Johnston stepped up for a penalty stroke. Johnston blasted a shot off the keeper and the ball trickled past the goal line.
  • Salisbury had a pair of penalty corners in the fourth but Maddie Beaumont was able to stop the Salisbury scoring chances.

GAME NOTES

  • Salisbury held a 20-16 shot advantage over TCNJ, including a 16-5 edge on shots in the second half.
  • Meghan Jolikko and Arielle Johnston each netted a goal for Salisbury.
  • Cayla Andrews paced TCNJ with two goals.
  • Dom Farrace made two saves for Salisbury while Maddie Beaumont tallied 10 saves for TCNJ.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Johnston extended her points streak to four games and has scored in three consecutive games.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 28 against the Gwynedd Mercy Griffins.
  • The game from Sea Gull Stadium is set for 1 p.m.
  • Video and live stats are available.

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