Ryan Flynn – Sports Editor –
Owls field hockey (4-6) lost to UMass-Lowell on Saturday in a close match against a nationally ranked squad. UML (9-1) is currently ranked fifth in the nation.
Junior forward Sarah Cebry, who recently had a five goal game against Franklin Pierce, became Southern’s all-time goals leader with her two this past weekend.
Cebry, still just a junior, has been a force for the Owls this season. Her 17 goals and 36 points lead the team by a wide margin.
The team will play twice at home next week.
The Owls got out to a 2-0 lead against the high-powered UML squad, the first by Randi Schock with an assist by Cebry.
Cebry followed with another score to put the Owls up, but UML quickly answered.
UML scored three straight times to go up 3-2 before the break. Cebry and Bailey McGinnis added the two other goals for the Owls, but in the end UML proved to be too much.
Three more scores and a much better defensive effort prevented Southern from pulling what would’ve been a shocking upset.