It was far from easy, but the Hudson field hockey picked up a crucial Northeast Ohio Field Hockey League victory on the road.
The Explorers improved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the league after posting a 3-2 victory over Magnificat Wednesday in Rocky River.
The Blue Streaks had a 1-0 lead at halftime before Hudson rallied. Magnificat scored its first goal on a breakaway.
The Explorers tied the game approximately five minutes apart early in the second half.
Katie Moloney found Marita Johnson on a breakaway. Johnson promptly finished to even the match.
Hudson took a 2-1 lead when Hanna Killeen scored off an assist from Reese Stiller. Magnificat didn’t go away, though, and wound up tying the game off a penalty corner.
The Explorers made it 3-2 late in the match when Johnson scored her second goal of the match.
Hudson had a 17-3 advantage in shots on goal and a 21-2 edge in penalty corners.
"I was really happy with how we looked," Explorers head coach Mo Trattner said. "We had some really nice shots on goal. I’m really proud of the girls. I’m very encouraged with the type of hockey we’re playing right now."