Steinhoff Powers St. Mary's Field Hockey Past Susquehanna

Brooke Steinhoff '19
Brooke Steinhoff '19

For Immediate Release · Sunday, September 17, 2017 · nmoran@smcm.edu

Towson, Md. – Junior Brooke Steinhoff (Urbana, Md./Urbana) picked up the first two goals of her career Sunday afternoon to lead the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team to their third win of the season. St. Mary's posted a 3-1 non-conference win over Susquehanna University in a game played at the Notre Dame Preparatory School.

St. Mary's 3, Susquehanna 1

How It Happened

  • Steinhoff's first goal of her career was a buzzer-beater as the Seahawks gained a penalty corner in the waning seconds of the first half. First-year midfielder Emily Pulkowski (Westminster, Md./Westminster) reverse-swept a pass from the right side to far post where Steinhoff tipped it in for the 1-0 St. Mary's lead at halftime.
  • Steinhoff struck again nearly eight minutes into the second stanza as she put back the rebound of a saved shot for the 2-0 advantage at 42:55.
  • The Seahawks went up 3-0 at 53:58 when junior forward Courtney Mellon (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) corralled a loose rebound and passed it to junior forward Sydney Cline (Frederick, Md./Linganore) for the finish.
  • St. Mary's was less than two minutes away from its second shutout win of the season when Caity Miller deflected a pass from Raquel Ramos to get Susquehanna on the scoreboard at 68:30.

For the Seahawks (3-4)

  • Scorer: Steinhoff (2 goals); Cline (1 goal); Pulkowski (1 assist); Mellon (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Alyssa Thompson (Season-best 8 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)
  • Senior defender Sophie Michel (Westminster, Md./Westminster) was outstanding on defense for the Seahawks as Michel recorded a program single-game record of three defensive saves.
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 16 shots (11 on goal) and seven penalty corners.

For Susquehanna (3-3)

  • Scorer: Miller (1 goal); Ramos (1 assist)
  • Goalkeepers: Emily DiGaetano (7 saves, 3 goals allowed, 53:58); Courtney Purnell (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 16:02)
  • The Riverhawks tallied 16 shots as well (12 on goal) with nine corners.

Notes

  • This is St. Mary's first-ever win over Susquehanna in three meetings.
  • Michel notches single-game record with three defensive saves today.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 20 at Shenandoah (3-3) – Winchester, Va. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Shenandoah holds a 4-2 record against the Seahawks, with St. Mary's last win coming in 2014.

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