By: Ashlar Kearns
BROCKPORT, N.Y. --- Brockport field hockey took down the Wells College Express 8-0 on Senior Day. The Golden Eagle's three seniors were recognized before the start of the match. Forward Bailey Lazore, Defender Jillian Owens, and Graduate Assistant Coach Taylor Weber.
The seniors may not have lit up the stat sheet, but their impact is felt throughout the team. Junior forward Paige Thowe heads into her third season with the seniors, she now leads the team in assists.
"The seniors, they are just so selfless, and they are a really big part in the building and program that we know today. I think we all try to carry their mentality with us every day," Thowe said.
Forward Tiffany Andres also heads into her third season with the Golden Eagles seniors.
"The seniors on our team hammered down and held a standard to the culture, and they are the most selfless people I've ever met. They play for the team, and they love this team so much, they are our culture," Andres said.
The Brockport Golden Eagles scored four goals in the first quarter and never looked back. Andres led the offensive charge with two goals on four attempted shots.
"I think our energy was high. I believe we played our to the best of our ability this game, which is good," Andres said.
The Golden Eagles' depth chart had their way as four substitutes notched 30 minutes of field time and were credited for three of the eight goals scored. Thowe led the team in assists with a pair. Midfielder Kelsey Zehr had a goal and notched an assist with five shot attempts on the day with 40 minutes of playing time.
Defensively, this is the third time Brockport has shut out their opponent. Starting goaltender Katelynn Banning played all 60 minutes of the contest without facing a single shot. Even in such a dominating performance, Brockport head coach Krista Archambeau is still focused on areas of improvement.
"Fouls need to be cleaned up moving forward," Archambeau said.
Brockport committed 27 fouls during the match, compared to Wells' 23.
The Golden Eagles will next compete on the road against the Ithaca College Bombers on September 20th at 7 p.m.