HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Coker University field hockey team picked up a crucial South Atlantic Conference Carolinas victory with a 6-0 win over Belmont Abbey on Wednesday night (Oct. 23).
The Cobras got the scoring started just past the opening three minutes, when reigning South Atlantic Conference Carolinas AstroTurf Offensive Player of the Week Britt Kabo scored from Lisa Rempt off a penalty corner to give the Cobras a 1-0 lead. Coker would hold Belmont Abbey without a shot in the first quarter to take its 1-0 lead to the second.
Coker would extend its lead further in the second quarter, beginning with an unassisted goal from Victoria Humphreys off another penalty corner at 22:21 of the frame. Coker would find the back of the cage yet again when Rempt scored frokm Amelia Gajewski with just over four minutes to play in the first half. Coker would yet again hold Belmont Abbey without a shot in the frame to take its 3-0 lead to the half.
Kaleigh Cordrey would get in on the scoring for Coker with a goal assisted by Kabo just over five minutes into the frame. Coker would then take its 4-0 lead to the final 15 minutes.
The Cobras would notch yet another goal just 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, when Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole scored from Britt Kabo off a penalty corner. The penalty corner was originally taken by Rempt, while Kabo fired the initial shot that was deflected in by Baronella-O'Toole. Coker's sixth marker of the night would yet again be set up by Kabo, as Amelia Gajewski found the back of the cage at 52:17 in the fourth quarter. The Cobras counted down the final seconds and rushed the field to celebrate the victory.
Coker out-shot Belmont Abbey 16-4 in the contest, and also earned seven penalty corners to BAC's six. Six different goal scorers found the back of the cage for Coker on the night, while Kabo totaled three assists and Rempt and Gajewski each helped on one goal. Baronella-O'Toole and Rempt each fired three shots in the contest, while five different Cobras each registered two shots apiece. Kelsey Gibbons (6-3) earned the win between the pipes, getting a solid night in front of her defensively from the Cobras and only made one save on the night en route to the shutout.
Coker (9-6, 6-5) is back at the Coker Athletic Field on Saturday (Oct. 26) to face Bellarmine for Senior Day. Prior to the game, Coker will honor its three seniors in Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole, Kelly Mason and Amelia Gajewski.
McDonald's Player of the Game – Britt Kabo