By Alyssa Gehris, Staff Writer
Susquehanna’s field hockey team finished their season with a 4-0 conference win against Moravian College on Saturday at John Makuvek Field in Bethlehem, Pa.
Susquehanna’s sophomore forward Hunter Pitman led the team with a hat trick on the day.
Scoring started with Pitman as she scored about 25 minutes into the game with a pass from fellow teammate and defensive freshman Gabby Martin.
Pitman once again scored about four minutes later with a shot from the circle.
During a penalty corner in the second half of the game, senior defense Julia Hasircoglu assisted Pitman with the third goal of the game also to the left side of the goalie.
The fourth goal for the River Hawks was senior forward Jordan Burkepile’s first recorded goal of the season and it was assisted by junior forward Stefanie Sachs.
The Moravian Greyhounds put up a total of four shots on goal versus Susquehanna at a total of 27 with 12 of those shots being on target. Moravian freshman goalkeeper Ashley Kunsman put up a fight with a total of 10 saves.
Another River Hawk senior, goalkeeper Courtney Purnell, was credited with two saves during the final winning game of her Susquehanna career.
The win against Moravian brought the River Hawks to their final standings of 9-8 overall and 3-4 Landmark Conference to end the season.
Susquehanna scored a season total of 41 goals with 25 assists. The average goals per game was 2.4 goals. They had 223 shots on goal and 13 defensive saves.
Goal leaders for the team include sophomore forward Hunter Pitman with 17 goals, and was followed by freshman forward Maddie Taylor with five goals this season.
Leading the team with assists, junior forward Stefanie Sachs had accumulated five assists throughout the season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Emily DiGaetano led the team with a total of 99 saves in goal.
This 2017 season is the third-consecutive winning season for Susquehanna field hockey.