Yellowjacket field hockey ended the season on a low note, being shutout in its last two regular season games by SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. They finish up the 2007 season with an overall winning record of 10-8.

The Yellowjackets were shutout 0-2 by Hartwick College on Sunday Oct. 28. Hartwick scored its first goal in the second minute of play and its second goal in the 40th minute of play. Senior midfielder/defender Alicia Citro led the ‘Jackets with four shots. Sophomore forward Lara Bucarey was second in the game with three shots, all being on goal. Both teams were even in shots with 14 apiece. UR had 10 penalty corners to Hartwick’s nine. Senior goalkeeper Rachel Cahan made nine saves, allowing two into the cage.

UR field hockey was shutout on Saturday, Oct. 27 by the Oneonta Red Dragons, 0-3. Oneonta scored one goal in the first half during the 32nd minute of play.

The ‘Jackets followed that up with two goals in the second half in the 38th and 57th minutes of play. UR outshot Oneonta, but couldn’t break through its defense. Bucarey led the Yellowjackets with five shots. UR held a 12-8 advantage in penalty corners over Oneonta. Cahan made six saves and allowed three goals in the woodwork.

Cahan was selected to play in the Division III Senior All-Star Game that will be played at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.

“I am thrilled that Rachel will cap off a wonderful four years at Rochester with the Senior All-Star game,” head coach Wendy Andreatta said. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top goaltenders in Division III and Rachel has earned her spot with four solid years in the goal for us and she is truly deserving of this award.”

Eastern College Athletic Conference playoffs could be in the field hockey team’s future. ECAC Championship brackets will be announced on Monday, Nov. 5.

“We had a rough weekend and we’re practicing hard this week in hopes of a second chance in ECACs next week,” Cahan said. “We’re preparing as well as we possibly can to be ready to show our A-game next week if given the chance.”

“We are hopeful that the ECAC will recognize Rochester with a bid to the tournament. We had some great wins this season, and the team and I would love the opportunity to get into post-season play. The team is practicing hard this week in preparation for the tournament and it would be a great way to cap off the season,” Andreatta said.

Levy is a member of the class of 2008.

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