LIU Post Falls to Shippensburg, 2-1, in NCAA Field Hockey Finals

LIU Post Falls to Shippensburg, 2-1, in NCAA Field Hockey Finals


November 20, 2016


EASTON, MassOn Sunday, the No. 4 LIU Post field hockey team came up short in a 2-1 loss to top-ranked Shippensburg University in the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championship at Stonehill College's W.B. Mason Stadium.

Trailing 2-0 in the final minutes of regulation, the Pioneers (16-4), who played the last 8:50 with an empty net, cut the deficit in half in the 66th minute.

Sophomore forward/midfielder Emily Miller tallied her 21st goal of the year, after cleaning up a loose ball in front of the Red Raiders' (20-3) cage.

However, Miller's goal was the lone tally for the green and gold in their comeback effort.

Between the pipes, senior goaltender Ericka Parks made three saves for LIU Post in 61:10 of work. Sophomore cageminder Ally Mooney stopped one shot for Shippensburg.

"We poured our heart and souls out on the field today," said Pioneers' senior midfielder/defender Abi Sawyer. "We thought we had it today, but unfortunately it wasn't enough."

"We really thought we were going to do it today. We were right there," Head Coach Raenee Savin stated. "Unfortunately, it won't be with our six seniors, but I am confident that LIU Post will be back."

Reporting for this release provided by the LIU Post athletic media releations staff

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