No. 6 Christopher Newport Shutouts Hawks
Newport News, Va. - A goal in each half by the sixth-ranked Christopher Newport University field hockey team gave them a 2-0 shutout victory over St. Mary's College of Maryland Saturday afternoon in non-conference action.
Just a little over eight minutes into the start of the game, Christopher Newport (10-1) notched its first goal when Ashley Hay converted a pass from Haylie Black off a penalty corner play. The Captains carried the 1-0 lead into the break.
The Captains struck again with just over three minutes remaining on another penalty corner as Kylie Cale took a feed from Rhiannon Thomasson.
Senior Emily Richards (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) came up with nine saves in the loss, while Elexa Nosonchuk made seven for CNU.
Christopher Newport posted a 22-9 shot advantage as well as a 13-6 penalty corner margin.
The Seahawks will have five days to regroup before traveling to Baltimore to take on the College of Notre Dame in non-conference action on October 11 at 4:00.