Bridget Boyle in a game last season. - Editor in Chief / Miguel Martinez

As the seconds ticked down in the second quarter, the score still knotted at zero, the Rowan field hockey team put the only goal of the game past Haverford College’s goalie.

Sophomore forward Bridget Guinan capitalized off a corner pass from senior forward Bridget Boyle at the sound of the buzzer to hand them the only goal of the night.

On this evening of Rowan’s Field Hockey Youth Night at Richard Wackar Stadium, the Rowan field hockey team were met with a determined opponent who were also undefeated. 

It was a game of the unbeaten. 

Despite a challenging night for the Profs, they secured their fifth victory in a row to continue its undefeated season and improve to an overall score of 5-0. 

The Profs applied pressure throughout the entire game which resulted in 17 total shots with eight being on target.  

Their opponent produced four shots, all also being on target.  

Luckily, or skillfully, the only score of the night came for the home team.  

Head coach Michelle Andre reiterated that corners were a key component to overcome Haverford’s solid defense.

“We were able to execute on a corner and that put us over the edge, and the ability to try to create these scoring situations definitely helped us,” Andre said. 

By the end of the second half, Haverford made several adjustments. 

They applied offensive pressure to Rowan’s defense, which resulted in four saves by senior goalie Morgan Novak.  

Although Haverford created more opportunities in the second half, the Profs successfully defended their backline in route to a shutout for the second game in a row.

With all the momentum on the shoulders of the second ranked team in the nation, the Profs seek their sixth win in a row on Wednesday night at Richard Wackar Stadium against Stevenson University.

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