Season in Review: Field Hockey

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While some of the Rowan University fall sports are preparing to make title runs in the national tournament, the Rowan field hockey team has seen its twilight.

The brown and gold’s 2016 season ended on Nov. 2 when the team fell 3-1 to The College of New Jersey in the first round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship Tournament. TCNJ has ended the Profs’ season for four straight years.

Despite the 12-7 overall record, head coach Michelle Andre liked what she saw out of her team this year. Continue reading

Rowan field hockey loses in semifinal to TCNJ

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In the blink of an eye, the postseason has come and gone for the Rowan field hockey team.

The Profs got into the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament by defeating Stockton University, 5-1, on Oct. 29.

“We were very happy, we played well,” head coach Michelle Andre said. “We scored five goals and transitioned the ball well. It was one of those things where we knew what we had to do and we did it.” Continue reading

Rowan field hockey continues to fight for postseason berth

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It’s that point of the season where things are starting to get interesting.

Some teams just want to get through the remaining games on their schedule and get onto the playoffs or offseason. Others are still vying for tournament spots, hoping that if they get in, they can upset one of the highly-ranked teams.

In this instance, the Rowan field hockey team is the latter. Continue reading

Rowan field hockey using week-long break to prepare for William Paterson

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Weeks ago, when the season was 10 games young, the Rowan field hockey team looked like a force to be reckoned with.

The team reeled off eight consecutive wins after starting the season 0-2 and were outscoring their opponents 30-10, blanking the opposition four times.

During the streak, they found themselves all the way up to the No. 15 spot in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll.

Ever since New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) play started on Oct. 1, things just have not been the same. Continue reading

Rowan field hockey faces must-win NJAC games to end the season

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It was a rocky start to conference play, but it looks as if the Rowan field hockey team has found its footing and is ready to make some noise in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Following losses to No. 17 ranked Kean University and The College of New Jersey, the brown and gold found themselves in the basement of the conference standings. However, a 6-0 win against Ramapo College gave the Profs there first NJAC win of the season.

The scoring output tied the team’s season high. Continue reading

Rowan field hockey drops second straight conference game

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If the Rowan field hockey team’s season was a movie or a television show, right now would be about the time that things got interesting.

The Profs dropped their first two games of the season against Ursinus College and Franklin and Marshall College before going on an eight-game tear. The brown and gold outscored opponents 28-4 during the win streak and shutout half of their opponents.

But every good story has a plot twist. Continue reading

Field hockey finishes off non-conference schedule with win against Wesley

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Before Rowan’s field hockey team faced off against Wesley College on Wednesday night, senior midfielder Courtney Aquino said that the team was trying to finish the ball more often and “pound teams into the ground.”

The team was able to do just that, winning by a score of 5-0. The win moves the Profs to 8-2 on the year after starting 0-2.

The win was also the Profs’ fourth shutout of the season and the sixth time that the team has scored three goals or more. Continue reading