Senior Day Spoiled by Wildcats

Senior Day took place at Ralph Holmes Field Saturday, as the Spartans hosted the Northwestern Wildcats for their last home game of the field hockey season.

Molly Cassidy, Mallory McDonagh, Adelle Lever, Katherine Jamieson and Kristen Henn were acknowledged before the game for their hard work and commitment to the team and university.

Unfortunately, the Spartans couldn’t come away with a victory against the Wildcats, losing 2-1.

MSU out-shot and out-cornered Northwestern, but failed to connect on the opportunities they created.

“I think for us it was disappointing,” MSU head coach Helen Knull said.

The Spartans were down 1-0 after the first half, but senior Adelle Lever evened the score on a rebound goal off of a corner, making it 1-1.

“Actually, it was kind of lucky,” Lever said. “It went off one of their players foot and it went right into my area and I was able to capitalize on it.”

Lever said it was really nice scoring on senior day and that it makes the whole package complete.

The Spartans have now dropped to third in the Big Ten standings (3-2) and Northwestern improves to 4-1.

MSU plays Iowa on the road next weekend to wrap up the regular season, but are excited for the Big Ten Tournament.

“We felt we were the better team against most of our opponents in the Big Ten so far, but it really hasn’t gone our way,” senior goalkeeper Molly Cassidy said. “We’re excited and confident going into the Big Ten tournament, despite going into Iowa’s game next week.”

David Defever is the host of Behind the Mask for Impact Sports

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