Padua field hockey improves to 7-0 with road win

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MILLTOWN – Padua remained unbeaten in the 2014 field hockey season with a big 2-0 win over Catholic Conference rival St. Mark’s Wednesday afternoon at St. Mark’s. The win propelled the Pandas to a 7-0 record.

Padua applied the early pressure, but Spartans goalie Gillian Bruce was their equal. However, with 11:40 to go in the first half, Lillian Chisholm scored on a nice pass from Gabriela DelliCompagni. Padua kept the pressure on but could not add to the lead before the intermission.

The Pandas kept the pressure on in the second stanza, adding an insurance goal off a penalty corner. This time, Shannon McGee took a feed from Lindsay Dunn, making it 2-0 with 15:40 remaining. Padua finished with nine shots on goal, while St. Mark’s had five, including one that Pandas goalie Danielle Clerval kicked out.

Next up for Padua is Charter, which beat the Pandas last year, 1-0. The Force are 4-1-2 on the season. The game is Friday at 3:45 p.m. at Forbes Field. St. Mark’s dropped to 2-5-1 on the year and will host Milford Friday at 4 p.m.