After a long season with more losses than wins, the Lehigh field hockey team finished its year with a hat trick from senior Gabby Tofig and a 4-2 win against Brown University.
“Although it would have been nice to make it into the tournament, this is the best season we’ve ever had,” Tofig said.
Finishing the in-conference portion of its schedule with a pair of wins and four losses, the team did not qualify for the Patriot League Tournament. However, this did not stop the Mountain Hawks (6-11, 2-4 Patriot) from giving it their all in their senior day game against Brown, a non-conference opponent.
“Knowing that it was the last game, I just wanted to leave it all on the field,” senior Marissa Glatt said.
After battling for possession in the beginning of the first half, Lehigh was the first to take control in the game when sophomore Lauren Dice scored her fifth goal of the season off of a penalty stroke. Though Brown was able to tie the score soon after, Tofig added another goal for Lehigh by receiving a pass from sophomore Lindsay Alvarez.
But Tofig wasn’t done. Just 2:20 later, she had netted another goal for the Mountain Hawks, her second of the game and sixth of the season, making it 3-1. That score held up through 35 minutes.
At the beginning of the second half, Lehigh allowed Brown’s Lucy Green to score a goal off of a penalty corner.
However, Lehigh quickly turned around and was able to put in one more goal in the final minutes of the game — Tofig left her last mark on the field as a Lehigh field hockey player by scoring a hat trick for her team. That goal made it 4-2, which would prove to be the final score.
Although the season did not have a positive turnout as far as wins and losses, coach Caitlin Dallmeyer said that this past season was the most successful one the current seniors have had.
“I am proud of how the season turned out and the way that everyone adjusted to change on and off the field,” Dallmeyer said.