Homecoming Weekend included games across all of Wheaton athletics, but the big weekend was highlighted by the official dedication of the Diane C. Nordin ’80 Athletic Field before the women’s field hockey team took on Springfield.
The ribbon cutting ceremony included Diane C. Nordin ’80, who made a key donation to help fund the Nordin Field that is regularly hosting various Wheaton athletic teams. The field is located behind the Haas Athletic Center, and includes ideal lighting for night games and a scoreboard that functions appropriately for the field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and rugby teams.
Unfortunately, the field hockey team suffered a 4-0 loss to Springfield, who came out of the gate strong, continuously attacking goalkeeper Ellie Massengill ’14 for an early 2-0 lead. Springfield would tack on two more goals, as the Lyons fell to 4-8 on the season.
The field hockey team started out strong with wins three of their first four games, but a six-game losing streak in which they were outscored 28-5 derailed their season.
The Lyons will play two more regular season games on Nordin Field, coming on Oct 22 against Babson, and against WPI on Oct 26.
The loss to Springfield was the first of five consecutive games the Lyons will play in-conference, giving them a chance to make up ground in the standings.