Bloomsburg Field Hockey Ranked #2 in Coaches Poll

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The Bloomsburg University field hockey team is ranked number two in the STX/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll for Tuesday, September 30th. The two-time defending NCAA Champion Huskies are coming off a week in which they went 3-0 and outscored their opponents by a count of 22-2.

The Huskies kicked off the week with a 7-1 win over Kutztown two weeks ago. Jamie Vanartsdalen (Huntingdon Valley/Lower Moreland) scored three times and Maggey Bloskey (Danville/Danville) scored twice. The following Saturday, Vanartsdalen and Amanda Riley (Tannersville/ Pocono Mountain East) each scored two goals in an 8-1 win over C.W. Post. The Huskies wrapped up their week on Sunday with a 7-0 victory over Seton Hill.

IUP remains at the top of this week’s poll, while Shippensburg, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Kutztown round out the top five.

The Huskies, 11-1, are off until Wednesday, October 8th, when they host East Stroudsburg for a 6 p.m. start.

2008 STX/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll

This is a listing of the top 10 teams in the 2008 STX/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll, as voted upon by NFHCA member coaches, with records through September 29, 2008. 

1. Indiana University of PA (9-0)

2. Bloomsburg University (11-1)

3. Shippensburg University (9-1)

4. University of Massachusetts Lowell (9-2)

5. Kutztown University (9-2)

6. East Stroudsburg University (8-4)

7. Saint Michael’s College (6-3)

8. Stonehill College (6-4)

9. Mansfield University (5-6)

10. C W Post (5-4)