The field hockey team went on the road, taking on Hamilton College Friday and Saturday, going up against St. Lawrence University.
St. Lawrence was the opponent the Yellowjackets were anxious to compete against, but UR could not look past Hamilton College.
Without a win this season, Hamilton appeared not to be a threat. However, the scoring did not come as early as expected.
The first goal of the game came late in the first half, when sophomore forward Shawnessy Dusseau scored off a penalty corner from sophomore forward and midfielder Kaitlin Poeth with 5:57 left in the half.
Poeth assisted for the second time off another penalty corner. This time, junior forward Nicole Ketterer scored with only a minute left in the game.
The Yellowjackets scored their second shut out of the season and prepared for St. Lawrence the following day.
St. Lawrence, among the nation?s elite and coming off their first loss of the season, wanted to easily defeat the Yellowjackets. In just the first minute of play, St. Lawrence struck its first blow. Midfielder Nicola Reid, with an assist from forward Lindsay Wormwood, scored the first goal of the game for St. Lawrence.
The goals kept coming for St. Lawrence. With 21:52 left in the first half, forward Erin Lloyd broke through the UR defense and scored the second goal of the game. Ten minutes later, a penalty shot was given to St. Lawrence ? They used this wisely.
At the end of the first half, the score was 3-0. The Yellowjackets? chances of a comeback were slim. Less than three minutes after the second half began, St. Lawrence scored its fourth goal.
Finally, UR began to pick itself back up. Poeth, in the 15th minute of play, scored the Yellowjackets? first goal. Hoping to build energy and confidence from the goal, UR picked up its play.
However, this was not enough to overcome the deficit and the talent of the St. Lawrence team. With 12 minutes left on the clock, St. Lawrence scored their final goal of the match.
With UR outshot 31 to 12 and sophomore goalie Pamela Sheffield making a career-high 22 saves, the team lost 5-1.
The Yellowajackets are now 6-7 overall and 2-3 in the all-important Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association. UR takes on SUNY Oswego at Fauver Stadium tonight at 6 p.m.
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