Seahawk Field Hockey Suffers Loss to Mary Washington

Photo Credit: Katie Lempke '18
Photo Credit: Katie Lempke '18

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran ·

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team dropped their second Capital Athletic Conference contest Tuesday afternoon, 2-0, to the University of Mary Washington on Liver Cancer Awareness Day despite a solid effort from St. Mary's defensive unit.

St. Mary's 0, Mary Washington 2

How It Happened

  • Mary Washington put itself on the scoreboard early when Allegra Massey-Elim ripped a shot from the right side of the 16-yard circle and slipped just inside the left post at 6:08.
  • The Eagles doubled up their lead at 21:38 on a well-executed penalty corner. Noor Varjabedian inserted the ball to Massey-Elim who passed it off to Lauren Hopkins for her ninth goal of the season.
  • UMW was shutout in the second half as senior captain Alyssa Thompson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) came up with eight saves while senior defender Sophie Michel (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and first-year midfielder Abbie Busch (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) each contributed a defensive save to keep the Eagles scoreless over the final 35 minutes.

For the Seahawks (6-8, 1-2 CAC)

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Thompson (9 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • Defensive Saves: Michel (1); Busch (1)
  • St. Mary's notched four shots in each half with half being on frame while adding six penalty corners.

For Mary Washington (8-5, 1-1 CAC)

  • Scorers: Massey-Elim (1 goal, 1 assist); Hopkins (1 goal); Varjabedian (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Jessica Cavolt (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • The Eagles collected 24 shots (13 on goal) and 11 corners.


  • St. Mary's did a phenomenal job off the field, raising over $2,000 through T-shirt sales and donations for the American Liver Foundation ( in honor of the late Kim Benner, mother of first-year defender Janine Benner (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point), who passed away this summer from liver cancer.
  • If you're interested in supporting the American Liver Foundation by purchasing a T-shirt or making a donation, please contact head coach Jessica Lanham at

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 15 vs. Wesley College (3-10, 0-2 CAC) – Seahawk Stadium – CAC game – Senior Day - 1:00 p.m.
  • The Seahawks' five seniors will be recognized prior to the start of Sunday's contest.
  • St. Mary's holds an 11-4 all-time record against Wesley, having won the last three meetings and outscoring the Wolverines, 12-2, in those contests.

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