November 4, 2006
Bloomsburg University Wins PSAC Field Hockey Title
BLOOMSBURG-- Maggey Bloskey's goal early in the second half of action lifted the Bloomsburg University field hockey team to a 1-0 win over Shippensburg University and the 2006 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athletic Conference championship.
The PSAC title was the 14th in school history for the Huskies. Bloomsburg, ranked number one in field hockey, also remains unbeaten at 22-0.
The Huskies controlled the early action in the game keeping the ball on the Shippensburg side of midfield for a large portion of the first half. Bloomsburg had a couple of scoring chances on penalty corners midway through the half, but could not convert.
Later in the half, the Lady Raiders drove into the circle and came up with a few penalty corner chances of their own, but Bloomsburg goalie Tracey Hudak made a couple of kick saves to keep the game scoreless.
Early in the second half, the Huskies finally got on the board. Samantha Kropa dribbled the ball deep into the cirle and tried to center the ball to a teammate. After the ball was batted around a few times, Kelly Trevisan was able to pass to Bloskey who beat the Shippensburg goalie for what would turnout to be the game's only goal just 2:52 into the half.
Shippensburg later moved the in the scoring circle and came away with five penalty corners chances. But, each time the Bloomsburg defense either slapped the ball away or Hudak made a kick save.
In the end, Hudak was named tournament MVP for making 13 saves in the two games of the PSAC playoffs.
Shippensburg, ranked number two in the country, falls to 16-5 with the loss.
Both teams will now await word on the NCAA playoffs with the bids to the championships to be announced on Monday.