It’s October In The Field Hockey Season And It All Comes Down To One Game On Senior Day

The combination of Lisa van der Geest and Anna Steps almost pulled it off Monday night. The two became the cause of the 2-2 tie, late in each period with terrific goals, resulting in an overtime. In both cases, the goals were the result of corners with Van der Geeest delivering her usual rocket and Steps placing her stick precisely to deflect it over the opposing goalie.

In the end it was which player was to get the hat trick I suppose. Quinnipiac was the winner with one minute left in overtime with a well placed pass that set up the game winner.

Van der Geest, Steps and Meg Lillis were again key performers as they controlled the defensive side of the field.

This article is going to be short because I will leave more words to another article this week about our amazing seniors.

When I looked at the schedule earlier this year I saw the game with Holy Cross and thought that the Crusaders,  for the third time in a row would be our opponent in a late season crucial game. And so be it. It’s simple, win and the season will  continue in the playoffs, lose and its one day away from an October end.

I believe that this team has the talent to win on saturday, and for our seniors they deserve to play their final home game for large stakes. However, they can’t do it alone. I expect every player will be on the sideline urging their teammates on for the entire game. Tired doesn’t compute in a game like this, indifference does not exist. Go Leopards…for the memory!!


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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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