Goals by Period
Team 1 2 Total
Bryant 1 0 1
Columbia 4 2 6
Stat Comparison
Category Bryant Columbia
Shots 4 20
Shots on Goal 3 13
Saves 7 2
Penalty Corners 2 13
Defensive Saves 1 0

NEW YORK – Maeve Doherty and Katie Koester each scored a pair of goals in a 6-1 victory over Bryant in the Columbia field hockey team’s home opener Sunday. The Lions (3-3) scored three unanswered goals in a span of 1:10 in the first half as they won their third straight contest.

Doherty kicked off the scoring in the sixth minute, firing in a shot off a penalty corner with assists going to Michelle Thompson and Lindsay Ladas. Less than a minute later, Koester scooped up a rebound off a Danielle Buttinger shot to extend the margin to 2-0. Columbia quickly regained possession after the restart and drew another corner which saw Thompson go back-door after the insert and swept in Doherty’s pass in the seventh minute.

The Bulldogs (1-8) drew within 3-1 in the 24th minute after Grace Farrell raced down the left side and centered the ball around a challenging Katie Dempsey to Kylie Nelson for her second of the year. However, the Lions answered just over two minutes later after Ladas struck a hard shot that was tipped in by Koester to restore the three-goal advantage.

Doherty netted her third goal of the season in the 52nd minute straight off the set piece with Thompson and Katherine Cavanaugh earning assists. In the 56th minute, Doherty was in the middle of things again on a corner play, shuffling a pass to her right and Whitney Hartstone charged in and slid for a nifty finish to cap the scoring.

Dempsey, who came into the weekend, No. 6 in the nation in saves per game only had to stop two shots. Bryant was held to four shots in the game and only had one attempt in the second half.

The Lions will begin their Ivy League slate, Saturday, September 23 against Brown at the Baker Athletics Complex. Game time is slated for 10 a.m. Admission is free to the contest. The game will also be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network. Watch on your computer, Apple TV, Roku or download the new app available on Apple and Android devices