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Eagles Lose 3-1 to #19 Kean

Isabel Lopez plays the ball in

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Despite 12 stops from Ali Bishop and two defensive saves from Isabel Lopez, the Bridgewater College field hockey team lost 3-1 to #19 Kean University at Jopson Field.

Lopez made two defensive saves in a span of just over two minutes in the second half. Unfortunately, one of those plays led to a penalty stroke and a 3-0 lead after the stroke was lifted into the top of the cage by Teresa Carr.

Bridgewater got a goal late when Tessa Tierson followed up her own rebound to get the Eagles on the board.

Bishop had a big first half for the Eagles, keeping it a one-goal game until just before halftime.

She made a blocker save on Carr on the game's first shot attempt. Right after the opening goal, Kean came right back down and Bishop turned away Krista LaMaina's attempt before Rachel Mills put the rebound wide.

LaMaina then came in on a breakaway, with Bishop sliding out to block the play. The Eagle sophomore followed that with another great save to poke the ball away from Audrey Treanor.

Off a penalty corner, Bishop dove to rob LaMaina's shot attempt, with the score still 1-0.

Kean had put themselves on the board 10 minutes in, with Kayla Molnar tipping in a shot off a corner. Just before halftime, the Cougars struck again on a corner to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

Bridgewater had a good chance late in the first half when Tessa Tierson dove to redirect Megan Obaugh's cross, but couldn't get it on target.

The Eagles had five penalty corners in a four-minute span of the second half, but couldn't capitalize during that run.

Bridgewater falls to 2-7 and will host Ferrum on Wednesday at 6 p.m.