Mellon, Macek Score for Seahawk Field Hockey against No. 14 Rochester (N.Y.)

Courtney Mellon '19 - Photo credit: Tom Brewer
Courtney Mellon '19 - Photo credit: Tom Brewer

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

Baltimore, Md. – Juniors Courtney Mellon (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) and Sophia Macek (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) both found the back of the cage for the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team Sunday but the Seahawks dropped their third straight, falling 4-2 to No. 14 University of Rochester (N.Y.).

St. Mary's (Md.) 2, No. 14 Rochester 4

How It Happened

  • It was only a 1-0 game at halftime despite Rochester outshooting the Seahawks, 12-0, as senior captain Alyssa Thompson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) and the defensive line came up with five saves.
  • The lone goal of the first half came off the stick of Claire Dickerson at 7:29.
  • Dickerson scored again as Rochester notched back-to-back goals for a 3-0 lead at 47:18.
  • Mellon finally put St. Mary's on the scoreboard with an unassisted tally at 62:30 to cut UR's lead to 3-1.
  • The Yellowjackets regained a three-goal lead 1:18 later as Dickerson completed her hat trick with her sixth goal of the season off a pass from Nancy Bansbach.
  • St. Mary's cut the lead in half at 66:25 when Macek connected with junior forward Sydney Cline (Frederick, Md./Linganore).

For the Seahawks (1-3)

  • Scorers: Mellon (1 goal); Macek (1 goal); Cline (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Thompson (4 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • Defenders Sophie Michel (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Janine Benner (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) each picked up a defensive save.
  • St. Mary's finished with five shots (three on goal) and earned a pair of penalty corners.

For Rochester (3-1)

  • Scorers: Dickerson (3 goals); Olivia Denny (1 goal, 1 assist); Jennifer Lee (1 assist); Colleen Maillie (1 assist); Bansbach (1 assist)
  • Goalkeepers: Gabrielle Cantley (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 35:00); Kate Kujawa (1 save, 2 goals allowed, 35:00)
  • The Yellowjackets fired in 19 shots (10 on goal) and collected 14 corners.

Notes

  • Rochester is now 2-0 all-time against the Seahawks.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 13 at Wilson (2-1) – Chambersburg, Pa. – 5:00 p.m.
  • St. Mary's is 1-3 against Wilson and have not played the Phoenix since 1999. 

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