St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior captain Olivia Edwards (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) and junior midfielder Emily Bishop (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) each scored to lead the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team to a 2-0 non-conference win over Shenandoah University Thursday afternoon.
St. Mary's (3-1) is now 2-2 all-time against the Hornets (2-3) following today's victory under hot, muggy conditions. The Seahawks posted a 17-14 shot advantage while Shenandoah owned a 13-9 margin in penalty corners.
The Seahawks staked a 1-0 lead early in the game as E. Bishop deflected in junior midfielder Ally Dahlen's (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) pass on a penalty corner at 3:41. St. Mary's outshot the visitors, 10-6, in the first half while Dahlen, senior captain Daniella Hanacek (Rockville, Md./T.S. Wootton), and junior Emily Smithers (Kensington, Md./Walter Johnson) each picked up a defensive save to maintain the one-goal lead.
Three minutes into the second half, Edwards tipped in junior forward Nina Collins' (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) feed from the top of the circle for the two-goal SMCM advantage.
Shenandoah kept the pressure on, edging the Seahawks, 8-7, in shots. The Hornets believed they had cut their deficit in half when sophomore forward Taylor Little (Woodsboro, Md./Walkersville) found the lower left corner from the right at 55:53 but it was declared a no-goal as Little was outside the circle.
Senior captain Christy Bishop (Glenwood, Md./Glenelg) finished the afternoon with seven saves and her first shutout of the season. First-year Jenna Rampale (Lindenhurst, Ill./Lakes Community) made six stops for the Hornets while junior defender Alana Meadows (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) tallied a defensive save.
St. Mary's will be on the road for its next contest as the Seahawks travel to Owings Mills, Maryland to take on Stevenson University (4-1) in a non-conference game on Saturday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.
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