Pulkowski Scores as St. Mary's Field Hockey Takes on Bridgewater (Va.)

Pulkowski Scores as St. Mary's Field Hockey Takes on Bridgewater (Va.)

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – First-year midfielder Emily Pulkowski (Westminster, Md./Westminster) picked up her first collegiate goal Saturday afternoon but the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision to Bridgewater (Va.) College in their home-opener.

St. Mary's (Md.) 1, Stevenson 4

How It Happened

  • Bridgewater owned a 2-0 advantage at 5:36 as Emily Matisons and Courtney Cooke found the back of the cage within two minutes of each other.
  • Laura Gretz stretched the Eagle lead to 3-0 at 18:51 with her first tally of the season off of a penalty corner as Matisons and Jacqueline DiFulvio assisted on the play.
  • Pulkowski cut the deficit to 3-1 at 32:14 as she fired a shot into the near post after receiving a diagonal pass from first-year defender Meghan Ronan (Odenton, Md./Arundel).
  • The Eagles regained their three-goal cushion almost two minutes later when Cooke struck for her second of the day while DiFulvio picked up her third assist of the day.
  • St. Mary's was able to keep Bridgewater scoreless in the second half as sophomore goalkeeper Kelbey Egerland (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) recorded three stops and senior defender Nicole Lertora (Olney, Md./Blake) added a defensive save.

For the Seahawks (1-2)

  • Scorers: Pulkowski (1 goal); Ronan (1 assist)
  • Goalkeepers: Alyssa Thompson (0 saves, 3 goals allowed, 23:56); Egerland (3 saves, 1 goal allowed, 46:04)
  • Lertora collected a defensive save.
  • St. Mary's take four shots (two on goal) and earned four penalty corners.

For Bridgewater (1-3)

  • Scorers: Cooke (2 goals); DiFulvio (3 assists); Matisons (1 goal, 1 assist); Gretz (1 goal); Georgia Howard (1 assist)
  • Goalkeepers: Ali Bishop (1 save, 1 goal allowed, 35:00); Emily Witzke (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 35:00)
  • The Eagles put up nine shots (eight on goal) and grabbed nine corners.


  • The loss drops St. Mary's to 4-6 all-time against the Eagles and Bridgewater has now won two straight over the Seahawks.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 10 vs. No. 14 Rochester (2-0) – Johns Hopkins University – 11:00 a.m.
  • In their only meeting, Rochester needed overtime to get past St. Mary's 2-1 last season.

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