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Hudson field hockey team blanks Kent Roosevelt

Published: September 12, 2016 7:32 PM
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It took several minutes to get a feel for the grass.

And once the Lady Explorers did, they looked like the same juggernaut they've been since the start of last season.

The Hudson field hockey team improved to 5-0 on the season after posting a convincing 6-0 victory over Kent Roosevelt Sept. 12 on the road.

The Lady Explorers, who usually showcase their vaunted passing game and explosive speed on turf fields, had to alter their playing style a bit on the Lady Rough Riders' grass field.

While Hudson dominated possession, it wasn't able to find the goal until nearly 14 minutes after the match started.

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Once the Lady Explorers got the first one, they cruised the rest of the way.

Grace Hildebrand got things started when she scored at the 16-minute, 7-second mark.

Hildebrand found the goal again a little more than four minutes later to make it 2-0. Meghan Daly was credited with the assist.

The Lady Explorers made it 3-0 with a little more than 90 seconds left in the first half when Sarah Keller, who scored four goals during Hudson's 7-0 win over Stow-Munroe Falls Sept. 8 at Hudson Memorial Stadium, scored on a penalty corner. Eliza Green was credited with the assist.

The Lady Explorers added three more goals in the second half to take command.

Molly Mackay, Lilly Knox and Hannah Yard each scored in the final 25 minutes. Keller added two assists.

Goalkeeper Katherine Woodford, who replaced starter Kelsey Lowman in the second half, made three saves between the pipes.

Hudson had a 26-3 advantage in shots on goal and an 11-2 edge in penalty corners.

Goalkeeper Adreanne Crockett made 15 saves, including 12 in the first half, for Kent (0-4). Kaylee Raybould played after halftime and made six stops.

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