CONWAY, Ark. – The 2018 season came to an end on Saturday for the CUW field hockey team. After advancing to the SAA Tournament Semifinals for the first time, the Falcons were defeated by the top-seeded Colonels of Centre, 5-0.
"We had a great season," said head coach Samantha Landis-Schoessow. "I can't thank our team enough for all of their hard work in and out of the season. We've grown so much as a team and have established our team culture, developed leaders and broke some program records along the way. This wasn't the way we had hoped to end year three, but I couldn't be more proud of this team. We are already looking forward to year four."
Falcon Fast Facts
The Falcons end the season with a 7-8 record. The Seven victories is a program record for single-season victories.
The Colonels improve to 12-3 on the year and extended their winning streak to six games. The Centre defense continued their success on the season with its seventh shutout of the year.
The Colonels outshot CUW on Saturday, 29-9.
Freshman Katelyn Fitzgerald (Wood River, Ill.) finished the game with 12 saves.
Freshman Megan McPike (Mequon, Wis.) broke the school record for goals in a single season at 17.
Junior Abigail Martin (Saline, Mich.) led CUW with five defensive saves.
Senior Karissa Faubel (Menasha, Wis.) played her final game for the Blue and White. Faubel started 20 games for CUW and recorded three defensive saves as a defender.
Katelyn Fitzgerald recorded six victories in the cage for Concordia Wisconsin in 2018. The most in a single season for the Falcons.
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