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NEW YORK – Jennifer Trieschman netted a hat trick in the first half to help the Columbia field hockey team pick up a 5-1 win over Holy Cross Sunday. The Lions (6-5) scored four times in a span of nine minutes to take a three-goal lead into the locker room and never looked back.
Trieschman positioned herself perfectly on the left side of the cage to bat in a rebound off the pads of the Crusaders’ goalkeeper to open the scoring in the 23rd minute. Just over a minute later, Danielle Buttinger carried the ball down the right side and centered a feed to Meghan Fahey, who finished for her second goal of the year.
However, Holy Cross cut the deficit in half in the 28th minute when its top scorer Maureen Connolly followed her initial shot, scooped her own rebound and fired it in for her 12th goal of the season.
Trieschman quickly restored the two-goal cushion with another second-chance shot after Fahey’s shot was kicked away by netminder Marcia LaPlante, but
Holy Cross had some offensive chances, especially in the second half, but Katie Dempsey turned away seven of the eight shots she faced to pick up the victory. Maeve Doherty added her ninth of the season from the left wing off a corner in the 66th minute.
Columbia returns to Ivy League action Friday night when Penn visits the Baker Athletics Complex for a 6:30 p.m. contest. Admission is free and the game will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.