CALEB RIORDAN | Reporter
Lindenwood field hockey returns to Hunter Stadium this weekend to take on Mercy College Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m., and Newberry College Sunday, Sept. 23 at noon.
The back-to-back games this weekend end a long break in the Lions’ schedule. They are looking to add on to their current three-game win streak, but haven’t played since Sept. 8, when they beat Franklin Pierce University 3-2 on the road. The Lions are heading into the weekend 3-1, and ranked ninth in the national coaches’ poll.
Mercy College is heading into the weekend sporting a 1-4 record. Before Saturday’s game against the Lions, they take on Bellarmine University. Mercy’s current points leader is senior Angela Robbins with three on the season. Robbins has 10 shots so far, scoring one goal and chalking up one assist.
The Mavericks have a pair of goalkeepers that have split time almost dead even in the net. Senior Julia Amell has played 183 minutes and allowed five goals. The other, senior Cheradyn Pettit, has played 175 minutes and allowed seven goals. Amell has started four games, and Pettit has started one.
Newberry College is also coming off of a long break in their schedule. Like the Lions, they have not played since Sept. 8. Newberry was scheduled to play Converse College on Sept. 12, but the game was postponed.
Before playing the Lions Sunday, they also play Bellarmine University. They head into the weekend with a 2-2 record. Newberry’s leading scorer is sophomore Farai Kawonde, with six points and three goals scored. Dominating time in net for the Wolves is senior Allison Davis. She has logged 276 minutes in net and allowed seven goals.
After the weekend homestand, the Lions will have a three-game road trip before coming back to Hunter Stadium for their final regular season home game on Oct. 6. Lindenwood’s next game on the road is 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at Limestone College in South Carolina.