For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team christened the new turf field at the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Complex with a thrilling extra frame victory on a muggy, hot Friday afternoon.
For the second straight season, St. Mary's has opened up a new campaign with a win. And it was in dramatic fashion for the second year in a row as well as sophomore forward Hannah Dietrich (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) notched her first career game-winning goal off a diagonal pass from sophomore midfielder Emily Pulkowski (Westminster, Md./Westminster) with less than five minutes left in the first overtime period.
St. Mary's 2, Goucher 1 (OT)
How It Happened
- St. Mary's dominated from the opening whistle, outshooting the Gophers 33-7 for the game and collecting 14 corners to the visitors' three.
- However, it was a scoreless first half as the Seahawks were unable to capitalize on their 10 shots and six corners in the first 35 minutes.
- Nearly 15 minutes into the second stanza, first-year midfielder Gabrielle Corder (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Anne's County) finally broke the stalemate with her first collegiate goal off a corner insertion from first-year forward Rachel Lansbury (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson). Corder ripped a shot from the top of the circle which nipped the goalie's outstretched foot and flew into the back of the cage.
- The one-goal lead was short-lived as Valerie Mendoza responded for Goucher at 60:04 with a reverse flick from the right-hand side high into the top left corner.
- Devin Brashear made 13 of her 19 stops in the second half, limiting the Seahawks to just one goal on 19 shots in the final 35 minutes of regulation.
For the Seahawks (1-0)
- Scorers: Corder (1 goal); Dietrich (1 goal); Belson (1 assist); Pulkowski (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Kelbey Egerland (3 saves, 1 goal allowed, 75:08)
- St. Mary's tallied 33 shots (23 on goal), including a 23-2 advantage between the second period and OT, while picking up 14 penalty corners.
For Goucher (0-1)
- Scorers: Mendoza (1 goal)
- Goalkeeper: Brashear (19 saves, 2 goals allowed, 75:08)
- Sam Klock and Hannah Washburn each picked up a defensive save for the Gophers.
- Goucher finished with seven shots (four on goal), including five in the second half, and three corners.
- St. Mary's has now won 14 straight against the Gophers, improving its record in the series to 14-8.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Sep. 2 vs. Stevenson (1-0) – JLR Turf Field – 1:00 p.m.
- St. Mary's holds 16-6-1 advantage in its series with the Mustangs. However, Stevenson picked up a 3-0 win at home last fall for its second straight victory over the Seahawks.
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