Sept. 4, 2010

Courtesy of Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG, PA- The Bloomsburg University field hockey made a winner of new head coach Nikki Rhoads in their 2010 season opener against Stonehill College, with a 4-2 win on Saturday afternoon in Easton, MA.

The Huskies (1-0), four time defending national champions, opened up the scoring 15:20 into the first half when sophomore Lauren McGinley (Wilkes-Barre, Coughlin) knocked in a rebound from sophomore Amber Aulenbach (Fleetwood, Oley Valley). A little over four minutes of play, Bloomsburg made it 2-0 when senior Aime Sgarlat (Dallas, Lake Lehman)tapped in her own rebound after an initial shot from the right side. Stonehill fired back within four minutes of the Huskies second goal when sophomore Teresa McGinley blasted a shot from the upper left arc.

Sophomore Nicole Bruce (Dalton, Lackawanna Trail) started the second half scoring for the Huskies in less than five minutes in when she found the back of the cage off an assist from juniorLindsay Danz (Rehoboth Beach, DE, Sussex Technical). Just six seconds later, sophomore Brittany Ford subbed in for Stonehill and powered in a goal off an assist from junior Kathryn Nelson, making the score 3-2. The Huskies answered within three minutes later when Junior Amanda Riley (Tannersville, Pocono Mountain East) scored off a tip from junior Betsy Renn (Herndon, Line Mountain).

Sophomore Meghan Hollenbach (Blandon, Fleetwood) played the entire game in goal for the Huskies, reg