Oct. 10, 2010

Courtesy of Lebanon Valley

Junior Jocelyn Novak cemented her spot in LVC field hockey history on Saturday, scoring four times to break the 38 year-old program goals record as she led the #4 Dutchmen past Shenandoah, 7-0.

Novak entered the game tied with Barb Hall Streeter '72 for the program lead at 88 career goals; she bested that mark just 1:23 into the game with the 89th of her career, then added three more for a career-high four goals and her 15th hat trick.

Streeter's mark had stood since 1971, and is believed to have been the oldest scoring record in NCAA field hockey. Only a junior, Novak is already eighth on the NCAA Division III all-time scoring list with 92 career goals. Earlier in the week, she broke LVC's all-time points record; she now stands at 196 career points, poised to become only the 21st player in NCAA D-III history to reach 200.

Caitlin Vasey set a record of her own, breaking the LVC single-season assists mark with three helpers, taking her season total to a national-best 20 through 12 games. She surpassed Alex Wolfe '09's record of 18, set in 2008.

Most importantly, the Dutchmen (12-0, 2-0 CC) picked up a Commonwealth Conference win over the Hornets (6-4) as they held a 26-2 shots advantage through the game.

LVC found itself on top 1:23 into the game after Novak scored from Allison Bicher, and she added her second at 14:25 from Vasey to start a flood of goals. Lebanon Valley would pot four more in a seven-minute span as Vasey, Bicher, Novak, and Marisa Maxwell all hit the back of the cage.

Novak tacked on her fourth goal at 42:58 off Vasey's third assist.

Christine Poletti and Chloe Baro split the shutout; Baro made one save in the second half. Sarah Clare made 11 stops for Shenandoah. LVC held a 10-2 corners advantage.

LVC will visit Haverford on Thursday for their final non-conference game of the season.