Field hockey still undefeated after dominant wins on the road

This week the Wooster field hockey team remained undefeated with a 7-0 victory over Oberlin College on Thursday and a 7-2 victory over Earlham College on Saturday.

Amanda Artman í10 led the Fighting Scots on Thursday as she recorded the seventh hat trick of her college career. The Scotsí offense blew away the Oberlin defense as they outshot the Yeowomen 31-2. The Scots took a staggering 5-0 lead in the first half with three goals from Artman, and two from Eileen Barrer í11. The Scots completed the blowout with two more goals in the second half, one from Maddie Hart í12 and the other by Laura German í13. Just as impressive as the Scotsí killer offense, was their stellar defense which held Oberlin to only two shots throughout the entirety of the match, eventually leading to a clean shut-out of the 0-3 Yeowomen.

The Scots continued their undefeated streak on Saturday afternoon in an impressive victory over Earlham College. Despite being down 2-1 early in the game the Scots staged a stunning comeback in the final minutes of the first half to go up 4-2. Kate Valora í11 was a surprising offensive force for the Scots, despite being primarily a defensive player. She scored two goals in the first half to help establish the 4-2 lead going into halftime.

In the second half the Scots scored three more times with goals from Artman, Barrer and German to cement a 7-2 victory over Earlham College.

Madalyn Myers í12 gave another spectacular performance in goal with 11 saves to keep the Quakers to only two goals. This was her second game of the season with double digit saves in goal.

The wins over Oberlin and Earlham mark an awesome 5-0 start to Fighting Scots 2009 season as they look to defend their NCAC title.

The Scots continued the winning streak in the teamís first home action of the season against Ohio Wesleyan University this past Wednesday.

After early goals from Artman and Valora in the first half of play the Scots entered halftime tied at 2-2 with the Battling Bishops.

In the second half the Scots pulled away and secured a 4-2 victory improving their record this season to 6-0 with an impressive 4-0 record in the NCAC.

The loss was the Bishopsí first to an NCAC opponent who had already beaten Earlham College and Denison University.

German scored both of the Scotsí second half goals that resulted in the impressive win at home.

Myers contributed to the win playing the entire game in the goal and holding the Bishops to their season average of two goals a game.

Their next action is tomorrow, Sept. 19 against rival Wittenberg University in John P. Papp Stadium.† The game is scheduled for a noon start.† This is the first game for the† field hockey team on the new Sprinturf that was installed in the stadium over the summer.

Last season, the sole NCAC loss for the Scots came at the sticks of Wittenberg.† The Tigers defeated the Scots 4-2 in Springfield.

It is important to note that the loss took place on Sprinturf, and Wooster defeated Wittenberg by scores of 5-2 and 3-2 in two games on the grassy plains of the Cindy Barr field.

Wittenberg returns 14 letterwinners this season, including 10 of last seasonís 11 starters.† Last season, this squad finished with an 11-8 record overall, and a 7-5 NCAC campaign.