Mountain Hawks Handle Bryant, 3-1

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09/10/2021 | 3 pm

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Bryant only scored 7-13 on his only shot of the first half in the competition, but Lehigh field hockey struggled with a goal in the second, third and fourth quarters en route to a 3-1 home win On Sunday. Sophomore Erica Steele equalized in the 18th minute with her first career goal, then junior Sarah Bonthuis Lehigh took the lead in the 37th minute and sophomore Julia Gatelein scored an insurance goal in the 54th minute. The Mountain Hawks, who are now 2-1 in the season, had a dominant 32-5 lead in the shots.

“Your goalkeeper was great,” said Lehigh’s head coach Caitlin Dallmeyer. “She was fantastic and we really struggled to find ways to take our corners around her. She made some great saves and we focused on the rebound. I think we did a great job in the backcourt, getting the ball behind Our movement in midfield was good, we did very well with our strikers in the circle, but we got held up there a lot. We’ll be working this week to find new and creative ways to get the ball into the net bring to.”

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– Lehigh Field Hockey (@LehighFH) September 5, 2021 Lehigh fired three shots on goal before the game was three minutes old, but Bryant converted on his first try of the game when Carson met Dennis of Grayson Green to give the Bulldogs the lead bring the 7:13 mark.

“We are working on being tireless,” said Dallmeyer. “We have a really great group of team members right now who are expecting a lot from themselves, so a one-goal deficit is not going to shake anyone.”

The Mountain Hawks came right back to take six more shots and four penalty corners in the last 5:16 of the verse, but failed to overtake Bryant goalkeeper Marijn Jaarsma, who made 15 saves all day.
The pressure continued into the second quarter, causing Lehigh to come into play for less than three minutes. After Jaarsma’s first save of a Lenke Havas chance, Bonthuis found Steele near the back post and the runner-up used it to equalize.

That hit lasted until the third quarter when Bonthuis rebounded again after a save from Jaarsma after a corner, this time firing one into the open cage before Jaarsma could recover. That made it 2-1 at 36:28.

“Sarah is just spinning her wheels,” said Dallmeyer. “I think she has a high ceiling and she has done a lot for us in the past but this year she’s taking on more responsibility for her role. She understands her role a lot better, she adapts to touch the ball more and great to play. ” Defense. I’m really proud of Sarah and her development over the last three games, but I think we haven’t seen the best of her yet. She has more to give and I think we’ll see that before the end of the season. “

Lehigh added an insurance record in the 54th minute when Abbie Brown fed the ball into the circle in sophomore year, a Bryant defender blocked it but never got control and Gatelein scored her first goal of the young season.

The Bulldogs had a little excitement too late and fired two shots on goal in the 58th minute, which the second Maddie Kahn stopped.

Combined with Lehigh’s dominant lead in the shots, the Mountain Hawks had a 12-2 lead in Strafecken. Kahn finished with two saves in goal. As a team, the Mountain Hawks now have nine goals in three games (three in each competition). It’s the longest-run three games since 1975 (the third season of the program). It is the first time Lehigh has started the season with 3+ goals in each of his first three competitions since the same year. It’s also the first time since 2016 that the Mountain Hawks have scored more than 3 goals in three straight games.

After two home games in a row, Lehigh hits the road in La Salle on Friday. Philadelphia game time is set at 3:00 p.m.

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Sarah Bonthuis after today’s 3-1 win against Bryant! pic.twitter.com/E4fsiyRtxR

– Lehigh Field Hockey (@LehighFH) September 5, 2021

Check out what Senior Sam Nason had to say after beating Bryant today! pic.twitter.com/RCYBduZVqA

– Lehigh Field Hockey (@LehighFH) September 5, 2021

Coach Dallmeyer shares her thoughts after today’s victory in order to improve to 2: 1! pic.twitter.com/nuteLyTI21

– Lehigh Field Hockey (@LehighFH) September 5, 2021

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