Bears fly past Haverford, 8-1

HAVERFORD, Pa. - Senior forward Jen Hooven (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) scored three goals as the fourth-ranked Ursinus College field hockey team defeated Haverford 8-1 Tuesday afternoon on a windy Swan Field.

Hooven scored in the 16th, 17th and 58th minute for the Bears (10-1, 6-0 Centennial) who outshot the Fords (4-7, 2-3 Centennial) 35-9 in the contest.

Junior back Megan Yoder (Lititz, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) had two goals and an assist in the win.

Ursinus took a 1-0 lead at Hooven scored her 11th goal of the season at 16:13, then followed it up with a goal at 17:06 for a 2-0 advantage. Yoder had the assist on Hooven's second goal.

Junior midfielder Bridget Resetco (West Chester, Pa./Downingtown West) scored her fifth goal of the season at 25:13 for a 3-0 Bears lead at the half.

Haverford scored its lone goal at 42:23 when junior midfielder Alex Waleko scored unassisted to cut the Ursinus lead to 3-1.

Ursinus then scored five straight goals, starting with Yoder's first goal at 44:30 for a 4-1 lead. Junior midfielder Michelle Wimmer (Palm, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) scored at 55:28 for her eighth goal of the season and a 5-1 lead.

Hooven scored her third goal of the game at 58:11 on an assist from sophomore forward Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) for a 6-1 edge.

Yoder's second goal, and 13th of the season, came at 58:38 for a 7-1 lead, followed by a goal from senior forward Jessica Zatwarnicki (Reading, Pa./Exeter) at 66:34 for an 8-1 lead.

Senior goalkeeper Erica Scott (Carney's Point, N.J./St. Elizabeth) turned away three shots for the Bears, while junior goalkeeper Maggie Cronin had 14 saves for the Fords.

Ursinus hosts McDaniel on Saturday.