Field Hockey wins, Hoogendijk sets program record


File photo: Lindenwood stands for the national anthem prior to a game at the Harlen C. Hunter Stadium.
Photo by John Adams Jr.

LEON SILVA | Reporter

Senior Bridget Hoogendijk helped the Field Hockey team defeat Converse Colege 3-1 on Sunday at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium, and became the first Lion to record 100 goals.

Lindenwood outscored Converse by a 6-1 in the opening quarter but trailed by one goal in the 12th minute. The Lions pushed their offense throughout the second quarter but both teams failed to score. After seven minutes of play in the third quarter, Caro Theunisz assisted Hoogendijk to score the first goal for the Lions.

Hoogendijk then scored one more time in the third quarter to become the first Lion in program history to reach the 100-goal mark.

“It was something I was looking forward to since last year, so I am happy I finally reached it,” Hoogendijk said. “It made it even more special to be reaching it on our own field and having friends and family present to witness it.”

Only two minutes into the fourth quarter, sophomore Mary Clare Banholzer scored her first goal of the season from 10-yards out, securing the win for the Lions.

Theunisz had six shots and two assists, raising her team assist-lead to four total for the season. Hoogendijk has two multi-goal games this season and two game-winning goals.

After the win against Converse College on Sunday morning, the Lions improve to a 3-0 home record which leads them to a 6-4 overall record.

Lindenwood field hockey team will be playing away for the next five games and will face Newberry College in Kentucky on Oct. 18.