Field Hockey Drops the Proverbial Ball, Again

Junior Maddy Boulden (Brooklawn, N.J.) scored what proved to be the game-winner just three minutes into the second half to lift Rider University past Vermont, 2-1, in field hockey action this afternoon. Junior Christina Ang (Somers Points, N.J.) tallied Rider’s first goal with 22 minutes left in the first half. Vermont answered in the 13th minute when Elizabeth Berry (Westwood, Mass.) scored her third goal of the season to even the score at 1-1. However, Boulden converted her scoring opportunity to lift Rider to the win. Rider (8-2-0) carried most of the action in the contest. The Broncos owned an 18-6 advantage in shots and a 17-4 lead in penalty corners. Ariel Eber (Plainfield, N.J.) made 10 saves in the Vermont net, while Krysta Bearish (Coopersburg, Pa.) made three saves for the win. Vermont (1-11-0) returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Northeastern in the team’s America East opener at Archie Post Field.-Athletic Communications