HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Freshman Amanda DiDomizio made an immediate impact in her Colgate field hockey debut. The 2011 Lakeland graduate and starting goalie made 11 saves as Colgate opened the season with a 3-0 win over visiting Ball State, Saturday.
Ball State registered seven penalty corners in the second half and DiDomizio, who led Lakeland to the 2009 and 10 New York State Class B championships, made nine saves.
Rye graduate and sophomore Olivia Nabhan scored Colgates first two goals and assisted on the third. Nabhan knows DiDomizio well having played with her twice on two gold-medal winning Hudson Valley scholastic womens field hockey teams at the Empire State Games.
Nabhan also had her shots thwarted by DiDomizio when Lakeland and Rye played.
I am most impressed with how Amanda played because this was her first experience as a college goalie, Nabhan said. I know in my first game I was extremely nervous and that affected the way I played.
Amanda constantly kept her composure throughout the match. She is not only a quick goalie, but a great leader. Her voice carries throughout the field. I can hear her directing our teammates from the other side of the field. That is a quality in a goalie you can not teach because Amanda is extremely comfortable in her goal. I am so proud of her success and cant wait to continue playing with her.
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