Westminster, Md. – Sophomore midfielder Shelby Newman (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) and junior attacker Christy Bishop (Glenwood, Md./Glenelg) combined for 11 points in a tough one-goal loss at McDaniel College Wednesday night. The Seahawks' rally fell short in the 14-13 non-conference setback.
Newman tallied two goals and career-best five assists for a game-high seven points while Bishop found the back of the net a game-and season-best four times.
McDaniel (1-0) notched back-to-back goals to stake a 13-7 lead with 14:24 remaining in the game. The Seahawks (0-3) then took over the game and reeled off five unanswered goals in an eight-minute span to cut the deficit to one with 5:40 to go. The Green Terror's junior attacker Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md.) netted the eventual game-winning goal nearly a minute later.
First-year attacker Abbey Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton) responded for St. Mary's at 2:33, closing the gap to one-goal once again as Harrison converted on a Newman feed. The Seahawks were unable to generate any further offense as McDaniel won the ensuing draw control and effectively killed the clock.
Sophomore attacker Samantha Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md.) controlled the Green Terror attack with two goals and three assists while sophomore midfielder Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md.) and junior attacker Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md.) each finished with a hat trick.
It was a tale of runs in the first half. The two teams traded the game's two goals before McDaniel scored three in a row for a 4-1 lead at 14:49. The Seahawks answered back with three consecutive goals of their own to even up the game at 11:04. The Green Terror notched the last run of the half with three more for a 7-4 lead at 3:06. Bishop pulled St. Mary's within two at halftime with a goal with 21 seconds left.
McDaniel edged the Seahawks, 28-25 in shots and 16-11 in draw controls, while St. Mary's won the ground ball battle by a 19-15 margin as Newman scooped up a game- and season-best six.
First-year midfielder Ali Moulis (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) and Newman each added three draw controls while junior captain Paige Decker (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) paced the defense with three caused turnovers.
Sophomore Kayla Dunn (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) turned away eight Green Terror shots while senior Kate Goldstein (Amherst, Mass.) came in relief to pick up the win with four stops.
The Seahawks will look to notch their first win of the season this Saturday, March 1st as St. Mary's travels to Virginia Beach to take on Virginia Wesleyan College at 1:00 p.m.
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