Two Second-Half Goals Lift Shenandoah Past Seahawk Field Hockey

Sophie Michel '18...Photo credit: Tom Brewer
Sophie Michel '18...Photo credit: Tom Brewer

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran ·

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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