Field Hockey Falls to Anna Maria in GNAC Action

Photo Credit: Kayla Gosselin
Photo Credit: Kayla Gosselin

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman goalie Mikayla Lyston (Medford, N.Y.) made 13 saves for the Albertus Magnus College field hockey team in the Falcons' 5-0 setback to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) foe Anna Maria on Saturday afternoon at Celentano Field.

FINAL: Anna Maria 5 | Albertus Magnus 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-9, 0-5 GNAC) | Anna Maria (7-6, 3-2 GNAC)

The AMCATS opened the game's scoring in the ninth minute with a goal from Chayna Bingham-Hendr. Bingham-Hendr stood near the edge of the circle and rifled a shot by the Albertus goalie to put the road team up 1-0.

Anna Maria added two more goals in the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead into the halftime break. Both Meghan Sonia and Calli McLaughlin found the back of the cage in the second stanza, with Lauren Lapierre and Abigayle Celata recording assists.

Anne Melanson gave the road team a 4-0 advantage with a tally in the 33rd minute. The 5-0 final score came from Sonia, who tallied her second of the afternoon precisely 43 minutes into the contest.

The Falcons' offense featured two shots, both coming in the third period. The first came from Sire Toure (New York, N.Y.) on a breakaway attempt. On the same possession, Ariana Martin (Hamden, Conn.) recorded a shot, but just like Toure's, it ended up going wide of the cage.

Albertus: Mikayla Lyston (L, 1-9) - 18 Shots on Goal | 5 Goals-Against | 13 Saves
Anna Maria: Hannah Tobey (W, 6-1) - 0 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 0 Saves | 30:00
                    Cassandra Micklesavage - 0 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 0 Saves | 30:00

• The AMCATS outshot the Falcons in today's game by a 25-2 margin.
• Anna Maria also held an 18-0 lead in penalty corners.
• Lyston recorded all 13 saves in the game.
• Melanson paced all players with six shots and four shots on goal.
• Sonia also finished with four shots on goal.
• In total, eight Anna Maria players tallied shots in the bout.

• Following today's contest, Albertus is now 0-2 all-time against Anna Maria.
• Lyston has made double-digit saves in all but one of her last five games.
• Lyston is 35 saves ahead of the next closest player on the GNAC save's leaderboard with 155 in 2019.

Albertus Magnus field hockey stays home to play Simmons College on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at Celentano Field. The Falcons' bout against the Sharks will be a part of Albertus' Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.