PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Bucknell went on the road and turned in a dominant performance with a 3-1 win at Temple in non-conference field hockey action Sunday at Howarth Field. The Bison improved to 1-1 on the season thanks to goals from junior Mackenzie Haney, senior Stephanie Dressler, and junior Lexi Quick.
Bucknell scored first for the second straight game on Haney’s first career goal in the 27th minute. The goal was scored shortly after a penalty corner and was assisted by Quick. It was also the first assist of Quick’s career.
The Bison took the 1-0 lead into the half and the score remained that way until Temple tied it up with a goal by Sarah Keer in the 51st minute. But the score was tied for less than five minutes before Bucknell regained the lead.
Bucknell again took advantage of a penalty corner opportunity to tack on an insurance goal in the 62nd minute. This time it was Quick with her first career goal with assists from Haney and junior M.C. Evans.
The stats show a clear advantage for the Bison throughout the game. They finished with an 18-6 lead in shots, 10-4 lead in shots on goal, and an impressive 11-2 lead in penalty corners.
The Bison continued to utilize a balanced scoring attack like they have in past seasons. Five players have combined for the team’s five goals through the first two games. They have been scored on seven assists.
Senior goalkeeper Emily Finn stopped three of the four shots she faced to pick up her first win of the season and the 13th of her career. Finn has had success against Temple, helping the Bison win back-to-back games in the series. She stopped six of seven shots in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Owls in 2015.
Bucknell will be back on the road for a tough matchup when it travels to play No. 5 Syracuse on Saturday at 1 p.m.