Diana Schwarz wins first field hockey hat trick since 2012 in 7-1 win over Mount Holyoke
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – It was all night for the Wesleyan field hockey team as thunder delayed the start of Wednesday night’s game by more than an hour, but when both teams hit the grass it wasn’t as Cardinals as visitors shot down Mount Holyoke, 7-1.
Wesleyan’s seven goals are the most scored in a game by the Cardinals since a 7-1 win over Bates on October 8, 2011 (there are 127 games) while Diana schwarz ’23 finished with three goals and an assist, recording the first Wesleyan hat trick since Averill Roberto ’13 scored four goals at Bates on October 6, 2012. In the Cardinals’ two wins over West Nova -England and Mount Holyoke, Wesleyan outscored their opponents 13-2.
- The scoring frenzy started early for Wesleyan at 5:10 in the game, Kenzie kelly ’25 scored his first career goal as a Colleen Carrigan ’22 fed the first year at the back post. Kelly protected the Mount Holyoke defender and scored the goal to put Wesleyan in front
- Just 2:20 later, Helene Deretchin ’25 got involved in her first career scoring. Carrying just in the circle on the left wing, Deretchin found himself and fired a backhand shot that passed Lyon goalkeeper Leah Manning
- Halfway through the second quarter, Schwarz’s stick manipulated the right wing and unleashed a pass for Ava galdenzi ’24 just ahead of Manning and the sophomore calmly slid his shot past the scrambling goaltender for another career Cardinal first goal as Wesleyan led 3-0
- A sensational goal followed just over five minutes later as Olivia baglieri ’22 snatched a pass in the circle that Annabel cincotta ’25 put his staff on it. Cincotta’s stick contact sent the ball deflecting into the top corner of the cage and for a Cardinal fourth goal (also another first career tally)
- An unanswered fifth Wesleyan goal, and Schwarz’s first of the night, came at 35:10 as Baglieri spotted Schwarz just in front of the goal. As the pass came in, Schwarz had his back to the keeper and managed to make his way through at a good angle as his shot rose from the clump, deceiving the keeper and finding the back of the cage.
- Margaret Robb smashed the Wesleyan shutout attempt minutes later as she took a feed from Phoebe Aaronson and scored to bring the score to 5-1 Wesleyan
- Even with Mount Holyoke’s response, nothing deterred the Cardinals tonight as Schwarz scored again, this time collecting a pass from Myla Stovall ’22 and working the ball on his backhand and shooting in a shot from inside the left post
- Schwarz then completed his hat trick just 32 seconds into the fourth quarter as a blocked shot from Cardinal deflected towards the junior on the right wing. Schwarz had time as the Lyon defense rushed out to defend the shot attempt, but it was not for nothing as the junior lifted her shot from the grass again, finding the back of the cage
IN THE FIGURES:
- In three games, Wesleyan has scored 13 goals from 10 different goal scorers. The Cardinals have scored 22 goals from eight different players for the entire 2019 15-game season
- Schwarz’s seven-point night (three goals, one assist) is a career high
- Baglieri has scored two assists in his first career multi-assist game
- Stovall’s assist is the second of his career as well as his first point of 2021
- Carrigan added her third assist of the season, putting her tied with Baglieri for the team lead
- Wesleyan accumulated a 30-10 advantage in shooting attempts, including a 13-5 advantage in shots on target
- Wesleyan also led in the 10-7 penalty corners
- Caitlin grant ’22 recorded four saves on five shots on goal from Mount Holyoke as she claimed her second win of the season
- Wesleyan moves up to 29-11-2 all-time and takes his winning streak to three against the Lyonnais
Wesleyan establishes another nationally ranked NESCAC foe as the Cardinals travel to No.10 Williams on Saturday for a noon start. Wesleyan arrives after losing seven straight games to his big rival Little 3.