For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
Winchester, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team struck first Wednesday afternoon but could not hold on for the win as a pair of second-half goals powered Shenandoah University to the 2-1 non-conference win.
St. Mary's 1, Shenandoah 2
How It Happened
- Senior defender Sophie Michel (Westminster, Md./Westminster), this week's Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, put St. Mary's on the scoreboard early, scoring off a penalty corner at 4:42 as junior midfielder Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) inserted the pass from the endline.
- Shots were even at 6-6 in the first 35 minutes as the Seahawks owned a 1-0 lead at halftime.
- Shenandoah made the most of its three second-half shots, connecting for two goals.
- Katelyn Curtis knotted up the game at 1-all with an unassisted tally at 46:56.
- The Hornets then claimed the lead with less than six minutes left in regulation as Daphne Leighty finished off a pass from Melissa DeiTos.
- The Shenandoah defense held St. Mary's without a single shot over the final 35 minutes.
For the Seahawks (3-5)
- Scorer: Michel (1 goal); Belson (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Alyssa Thompson (2 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00)
- St. Mary's finished the game with six first-half shots (five on goal) and five penalty corners.
For Shenandoah (4-3)
- Scorers: Curtis (1 goal); Leighty (1 goal); DeiTos (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Isabella Morande (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)
- The Hornets recorded nine shots (four on goal) plus two corners.
- Shenandoah improves to 5-2 all-time against the Seahawks.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Sept. 23 vs. Neumann (0-4) – Seahawk Stadium – 11:00 a.m.
- In their only meeting, the Seahawks posted a 4-0 neutral site win over Neumann in 2002.
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