State College Field Hockey Falls to Central Dauphin in Final Pink Out Home Game


Photo courtesy of Charlie Biddle

Senior Morgan Marshall passes the ball to her teammate. “We were playing well, which I think kept spirits high, we had good intensity all the way through,” Marshall said.

Kendall Kleinman, Staff Writer

On Friday, October 4th, 2019, the State College’s Little Lions Field Hockey team went against the Central Dauphin Rams in the Lion’s Pink Out and last home game. Varsity faced a hard loss, with a final score of 1-6. The sole goal for State College came from senior captain, Libby Fortin in the second half of the game. In the first half, Central Dauphin’s Riley Yonchiuk scored two goals and a third goal from Hannah Guarente. Then in the second half, Bella Culp socred, as well as Hope Rose, who scored two unassisted goals, bringing the Rams to their 6 to 1 lead. The Lions had only one shot on goal versus the twelve shots from the Rams. 

“I think honestly, we need to maintain that same mentality, and although the results weren’t there, and we did lose,” senior Morgan Marshall said after the loss. “The overall feel of the game and I think the way we played pretty well matched.” 

“I think just growing from the loss is… bouncing back from which is finding and recognizing what our core values are as a team and finding those and honing in on those and implementing them in the next game,” Coach Beth Mink said.

The game benefitted PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC). The PBCC is a charity that aims to help the 12,000 women in PA who will be diagnosed this year and assists survivors and their families with the costs and burden of their diagnoses. 

At the game, you could buy food from concessions, put money down for a raffle ticket for various prizes, or buy “Pink Out Gear” to support. All the money went to the charity. The event raised over $1,300 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. The event was spearheaded by booster club president, Janelle Moyer, who chose the charity and organized the raffle and event. 

 “I think it was a really good opportunity for our team to really be up to something bigger and make a contribution for people going through life hardships,” Mink said.

State College Field Hockey will continue this “Pink Out Game” every year. This is a great way to support the community and benefit those in need. There are many more games like this to attend in the future.

The State College Little Lions will face their rivals, Mifflin County in their District 6AAA Championships on Thursday, October 17th.