DCFH to Face Ursinus in Centennial Semi-Final

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Lauren Wyman ’14 (left), Katy Schlechtweg ’14 (right), Fallon Winters ’14 and Julia Applegate ’14 look to lead Dickinson to a championship win this weekend.

Lauren Wyman ’14 (left), Katy Schlechtweg ’14 (right), Fallon Winters ’14 and Julia Applegate ’14 look to lead Dickinson to a championship win this weekend.

The Dickinson College Field Hockey team fell to Gettysburg in their final regular season game, 4-1, on Saturday, Oct. 2. Dickinson finishes up the regular season at 12-5 overall, including 7-3 in the Centennial Conference. They enter the playoffs as the third seed and will play second-seeded Ursinus on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The Bullets came out with fire on their senior day and were able to strike early against the visiting Red Devils. Gettysburg scored in the ninth minute and held that lead into halftime after outshooting Dickinson 13-5. The Bullets found the back of the cage three more times in the second half without contest from the Devils. Forward Lauren Wyman ’14 was able to spoil the shutout with just over a minute remaining in the contest when she scored on a rebound off the post.

Despite the outcome, goalie Katy Schlechtweg ’14 turned in a strong performance in the cage where she stopped twelve shots on the afternoon. Defender Fallon Winters ’14 also registered a pivotal performance with a defensive save. The Devils struggled to connect offensively and were outshot 23-13 and fell in penalty corners 12-8. Erica Marshall ‘17 led the effort with five shots and was supported by Catherine Perlmutter ’17, who attempted four. Perlmutter finished the regular season among the league leaders in goals, 12, and shots, 85.

The Red Devils lost a hard fought game to nationally-ranked Ursinus 5-1 this season and are looking to show the Bears what they are truly capable of doing; “Its difficult to head into a playoff game against a team that you have lost to earlier in the season, but we really believe that we have what it takes to come out on top,” said Fallon Winters. “We have a lot to prove and know that we have the ability to win this game, its just a matter of doing everything we can to make sure we are preparing adequately both on and off the field.”

Ursinus finished their season 8-2 in the conference and 12-5 overall. If Dickinson defeats Ursinus, they will play winner of Franklin & Marshall vs. Haverford/Muhlenberg. Haverford and Muhlenberg, the fourth and fifth seeds, respectively, will play a first-round game on Wednesday, Nov. 6 for the right to face F&M. The conference championship game will be held on Sunday.

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