Field hockey completes play at Shippensburg tournament with loss to Mansfield

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team finished up play at Shippensburg University's Jane Goss Memorial Tournament on Sunday with a 3-0 loss to Mansfield (Pa.) University at the Robb Sports Complex. The Purple Knights fell to 0-2, while the Mounties remain undefeated at 2-0.

Junior Sarah Healey (Canton, Mass./Canton) had four saves for the Purple and Gold, which held advantages of 25-17 in shots and 13-5 in penalty corners.

Senior Taryn Schawillie (East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester) scored twice for Mansfield, while junior Lacey Croasdale (Nicholson, Pa./Lackawanna Trail) turned in a goal and an assist. Senior Kristie Rollman (Forty Fort, Pa./Wyoming Valley West) had 14 saves, and junior Jessi Swingle (Hunlock Creek, Pa./Lake-Lehman) contributed a defensive stop.

Schawillie netted her pair on the first two shots of the game, making it 2-0 by the time 3:58 had elapsed. The Purple Knights fired off 17 of the next 23 attempts, including when Rollman denied back-to-back shots by junior Samantha Burns (North Creek, N.Y./Johnsburg Central) off a 14th-minute penalty corner. Swingle's defensive save of junior Amy Kangas (East Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) at the 25-minute mark maintained the shutout, and a three-shot flurry by the Purple and Gold that began in the 28th minute went for naught.

Twelve different Saint Michael's players attempted shots during the contest, compared to four for Mansfield, but the Purple Knights continued to trail despite the varied offensive looks, and Croasdale tallied in the 70th minute.

Saint Michael's returns to action next Saturday by opening its home slate against 10th-ranked Stonehill College at 2 p.m.