Greyhounds Score Three Goals in Third Quarter for Win at Immaculata

Junior Talea Gordon moves the ball up the field in the 2019 season opener versus DeSales University on John Makuvek Field.
Junior Talea Gordon moves the ball up the field in the 2019 season opener versus DeSales University on John Makuvek Field.

MALVERN, Pa. --- The Moravian College field hockey team scored three times in the third quarter then waited out a 30-minute lightning delay with under three minutes to play to post a 3-2 victory at Immaculata University in non-conference action Wednesday evening.

The Greyhounds and the Mighty Macs played a scoreless first half before Immaculata opened the scoring just under four minutes into the third quarter. The Hounds answered with three goals in a seven-minute span including two within 37 seconds to take a 2-1 lead. Freshman midfielder Emily Wells netted her first collegiate goal in the 37th minute when she knocked in a pass from senior forward Sara Cruz to knot the score at 1-1. Just 37 seconds later, junior defender Talea Gordon scored an unassisted tally to give the Blue and Grey the lead for good.

Cruz made it a 3-1 match in the 44th minute when she scored on a penalty stroke while the Mighty Macs pulled within a goal at 3-2 with just over eight minutes to play.

Moravian junior goalie Ashley Kunsman recorded six saves in the victory.

The Greyhounds are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, September 7 when the squad hosts William Paterson University in a non-conference contest beginning at 4:00 p.m. on John Makuvek Field.