FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIU Post Repeats as NE10 Champs with Impressive Performance in Title Game
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. - Four different Pioneers scored as LIU Post field hockey team captured its second-straight Northeast-10 Conference Championship title with a 4-1 victory over Assumption at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Pioneers improve to 18-3 overall this season
Sammy Bell opened the scoring in the second minute when she finished off a cross from Emilia Herran and the Pioneers doubled the lead two minutes later when Kaycee Zelkovsky converted on a penalty stroke.
Arantxa Rosainz Caloca was the third Pioneer to score in the 27th minute when Julie Gysels sent Kate Melvin's set piece to Caloca, who rifled it and found the back of the cage.
The Greyhounds cut the deficit to two (3-1) on the other side of the break when Isabel Primack posted a goal in the 51st minute, but Alyssa LoPresti's goal nine minutes later restored LIU Post's three-goal lead and secured the NE-10 Championship for the Pioneers.
LIU Post now awaits word on a where they'll be slotted in the NCAA Championship field. The selection show will be aired Monday (Nov. 6) at 3 p.m. on NCAA.com. You can view it by clicking here.
2017 NE10 Field Hockey All-Championship Team
Deirdre Burchill, Assumption
Alison Sheahan, Assumption
Julie Gysels, LIU Post
Emily Miller, LIU Post
Kaycee Zelkovsky, LIU Post
Brooke Haskell, Saint Anselm
McKenzie Woerner, Stonehill
Most Outstanding Player - Emily Miller, LIU Post
2017 NE10 Field Hockey Championship Schedule
Tuesday, October 31
Game 1: #6 Assumption 2, #3 Pace 1, OT
Game 2: #4 LIU Post 9, #5 Merrimack 3
Friday, November 3
Game 3: #4 LIU Post 3, #1 Saint Anselm 2, 2OT
Game 4: #6 Assumption 1, #2 Stonehill 0
Sunday, November 5
Game 5: #4 LIU Post 4, #6 Assumption 1
Additional information for this release provided by the athletic communications staff at LIU Post
ABOUT THE NE10
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Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.