Time Machine: Oct 20,2001 Monahan and Stone Score In 4-0 Rout

It was Oct 20, 2001 and Lafayette has an 11-3 record and 4-1 in the Patriot League. The game took place after the dedication of brand new Rappolt Field. There was a nice crowd of nearly 750 fans. The roster consisted of many outstanding players, including Megan Monahan, sophomore player and now head coach Jennifer Stone. Also on field were goalie Amy Cohn, Erica Bartch, Carolyn Rodichok, Mellissa Hoh, Merideth Hahn, Kelley Maiers, Stephanie Goldman,  and Kristen, Chiusano.

As goleopards reported, ” The Lafayette Field Hockey team extended its winning streak vs. Lehigh to seven as they blanked the Mountain Hawks 4-0…….Megan Monahan notched a hat trick in the win..   Monahn opened the scoring in the second minute to notch her a-monahan-102001 11th goal of the year off a pass from Meridith Hahn.”

” Monahan tallied her second goal with less than two minutes remaining in the first half off a pass from sophomore Jennifer Stone to put Lafayette ahead 2-0. The Leopards remained strong  offensively in the second half including Stone who knocked in her fifth goal of the year after dribbling past two Mountain Hawk defenders in the circle.”

“Monahan completed her hat trick off a pass from Melissa Hoh. Hoh put on a dribbling display through the right side of the circle before finding Monahan at the far post for her second assist of the year.”

Cohen was excellent in the goal making 8 saves that night and the shutout, her fourth of the year.

Fortunately we do have some tape of the game. Here is Monahan’s first goal off a Hahn assist. Gary Laubach, voice for Lafayette athletics has the play by play and Kalee Salber hall  of fame field hockey player has the analysis.

Late in the first half Monahan scores her second off a Stone assist. Here is the slow motion  review by Kalee.

Early in the second half Stone scores on a nifty reverse stick shot after dodging two defenders

Finally Monahan finishes after a brilliant sprint by Mellisa Hoh to get her hat trick



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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

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