Manhattanville Easily Beats Bay Path in Betty Richey Tournament

Manhattanville Easily Beats Bay Path in Betty Richey Tournament

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Senior Amanda DeChent (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Putnam Valley) scored six times to shatter the program single-game goals and points records, as Manhattanville field hockey breezed past Bay Path, 12-0, in the consolation game of the 2013 Betty Richey Tournament, held at Vassar College on Saturday.

DeChent was unstoppable on the afternoon in smashing both program records, easily surpassing the previous record of four goals that was first set by Cheryl Zicko in 1989 and matched only by Alissa Tyghter in 2006 and DeChent just last season. The previous record of eight points had been achieved four times, by the three players above as well as Kristen Coffey in 2003.

The senior was not the only player to have a big day, however. Sophomore Rylee McGuire (Grantham, N.H./Lebanon) added two goals and an assist, senior Kirsten Savage(Harrington Park, N.J./Old Tappan) scored twice, and both sophomore Sharon Konfederak (Buenos Aires, Argentina/The Washington School) and freshman Bregje Smits(Bussum, Netherlands/Willen de Zwigger College) also scored for the Valiants in the rout.

The first goal of the game came from Savage in the very first minute of play, which would ultimately be enough for the Valiants even though they rattled off 11 more. Savage struck again in the fourth minute to give the Valiants a 2-0 cushion that eventually turned into the DeChent show.

DeChent scored her first goal of the game in the fifth minute after getting her stick on a loose ball and connecting to the right side of the net. It only took a few more minutes for the Valiants to strike again, as McGuire tallied two goals in 18 seconds to help expand the lead to 5-0. As the first half progressed, DeChent and Konfederak each scored to close the half with a score of 7-0.

The scoring didn't end there.

The Valiants put five goals in the back of the net in the second half. The first one came off the stick of Smits off an assist from McGuire. The next four goals were from DeChent, as she matched and then eclipsed the school goals and points records.

Manhattanville outshot Bay Path by a total of 41-2.

Freshman goalkeeper Meghan Hughes (Kintnersville, Pa./Palisades) posted one save in 44:35 and freshman Ally Cybak (Wilmington, Del./Concord) did not see a shot on goal in 25:25 on the day for the shutout.

The Valiants will make their way back to Purchase, N.Y. and play their first home game of the regular season against Mercy College on September 11 at 3 p.m. The game will be video streamed on GoValiants.TV beginning at 2:50 p.m.