Women's Field Hockey Fall 1998


Championshiop Game Summary
Force 6, Sweet Carolines 4

Force, the dominating team by far this year, was undefeated during league play and outscored opponents 16-3. Force crushed the Pioneers 7-1 to reach the championship. Their opponent in the final, Sweet Carolines, had won their semifinal game by forfeit.

In the first half, Force came out smoking! Brian Donovan scored in the first two minutes. Bernadette Cash got credit for another goal five minutes later as her long shot tipped off a defensive player and past Sweet Carolines'goalie Rachel Rung. Two more goals by Jessica Hollenkamp-Nunan and Jen Champagne gave Force a 4-0 lead. With less than a minute in the half, Alicia Vanderwater finally put Sweet Caroilnes on the board. Force held the 4-1 halftime lead.

With a change in goalie and a never-say-die attitude, Sweet Carolines made the second half a different game, even though Force put in two quick goals, one by Jen Murray and a second tally by Donovan. Sweet Caroilnes chipped away at the lead. Misti Spada became an offensive terror and scored three goals to bring the score to 6-4. In the end, however, the early goal deficit and the running clock were too much to overcome. Force completed a stellar undefeated season and took the championship 6-4.

Sweet Carolines
Eileen Beal, Brooke Callahan, Katie Camerin, Breanna Giorgio, Lisa Kauffman,
Kelly Greco, Jennifer Healy, Katie Niejadlik, Kara Stamm, Meghan O'Neil, Rachel Rung, Laura Siciliano, Misti Spada, Alicia Van de Water