Seahawk Field Hockey Wins Regular-Season Finale

Seahawk Field Hockey Wins Regular-Season Finale

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey ended the regular season on a high note as the Seahawks picked up a 1-0 non-conference win over Virginia Wesleyan College on a rainy Thursday afternoon.

St. Mary's (Md.) 1, Virginia Wesleyan 0

How It Happened

  • Following a scoreless first half, sophomore forward Courtney Mellon (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) put the Seahawks on the scoreboard in the 55th minute.
  • Junior captain Megan Moore (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) fired in a shot from 16 yards out which sophomore Skye Swain (Newport News, Va./Warwick) initially stopped but the ball trickled through her legs and Mellon was there to tap it over the goal line at 54:45.
  • The Seahawk defense did their part as well, holding Virginia Wesleyan to just four shots – all in the second half – and only one penalty corner.

For the Seahawks (5-11)

  • Scorers: Mellon (1 goal).
  • Goalkeeper: Junior Alyssa Thompson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 70:00).
  • Defensive save: Sophomore Brooke Steinhoff (Urbana, Md./Urbana) (1).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 14 shots (nine on goal) and two penalty corners.

For Virginia Wesleyan (7-9)

  • Scorers: None.
  • Goalkeeper: Swain (8 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00).
  • The Marlins had four shots (two on goal) and one corner.

Notes

  • St. Mary's has now won 10 straight against VWC and improves the all-time record to 11-5.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • 10/30 at York College of Pennsylvania (12-5) – 1:00 p.m. (CAC Tournament First Round)
  • York holds a 20-10 series record over the Seahawks, including winning the last four meetings. This season, the Spartans came to Seahawk Stadium and claimed a 3-0 win on October 15.

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