EDWARDSVILLE – In a game that was tied at zero going into halftime, the Wilkes University field hockey team scored four unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Keystone College 4-0 at Schmidt Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Colonels improved to 2-3 on the season.
The contest was mostly passing in the first half with each team registering two shots and Wilkes notching three penalty corners compared to just one for the Giants.
Freshman Ali Dunn got the scoring started when she took a pass from junior Kayla Gronkowski and one timed a shot into the right side of the goal.
Junior Haley Gayoski netted her first goal of the season in the 50th minute when junior Marissa
Surdy lined a shot of off a penalty corner that bounced pinballed off of a defender right to Gayoski with an open net.
Freshman Zoe Stepanski increased the lead to 3-0 in the 52nd minute when Gayoski passed it off of a penalty corner allowing Stepanski to wide up and put a laser right through the goalkeeper’s legs.
Dunn finished the scoring in the 70th minute when she scored unassisted, taking a rebound from a Surdy shot and depositing it in the net.
The Lady Colonels ended the game with a 14-7 advantage in shots, 9-4 hitting the target, and held a 12-4 penalty corner advantage.
Wilkes returns to the field when it will face Alvernia for a 12:00 p.m. non-conference game Saturday at Schmidt Stadium.