No. 8 Salisbury Spoils Senior Day for St. Mary's Field Hockey

2018 Seniors - Photo Credit: Gretchen Phillips
2018 Seniors - Photo Credit: Gretchen Phillips

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran ·

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team honored their five seniors Saturday afternoon before taking on No. 8 Salisbury University in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Seahawks (7-7, 1-3 CAC) battled all game long and played well against Salisbury (13-2, 4-0 CAC) but the Sea Gulls came away with a 4-0 victory in their seventh straight win.

Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton), Kara Feidelseit (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley), Courtney Mellon (Mt. Airy, Md./Urbana), Brooke Steinhoff (Frederick, Md./Urbana), and Jessica Zhang (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) were all recognized for their contributions and dedication to the Seahawk field hockey program. Click here for the Senior Day Game Day Program

St. Mary's 0, Salisbury 4

How It Happened

  • Salisbury converted its first penalty corner of the game into its first goal of the day as Tara Daddio found the lower right corner off a pass from Tara Flavin at 1:51.
  • The Sea Gulls outshot St. Mary's, 11-1, in the first half but the Seahawk defense stood strong, turning away SU's attempts and heading into the break down only 1-0.
  • SU struck again just over seven minutes into the second stanza when Emily Lemanski, at the far post, deflected McKenzie Mitchell's cross from the right side of the circle.
  • St. Mary's had a solid scoring opportunity in the 47th minute when first-year midfielder Gabrielle Corder (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Anne's) ripped off a shot into the pads of Dom Farrace.
  • The Sea Gulls stretched the lead to 3-0 at 61:27 when Kate Melvin sent a ball across the face of the cage and Meghan Jolikko tapped it in.
  • Shortly after, the Seahawks had another quality chance when sophomore midfielder Shie Fleek (Burtonsville, Md./Catholic) put in a quick shot towards Farrace.
  • Daddio notched her conference-leading 17th goal of the season at 64:41 off an assist from Jillian Hughes.
  • Salisbury finished with a 26-3 shot advantage as well as an 11-2 margin in penalty corners.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Kelbey Egerland (5 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70:00)

For Salisbury

  • Scorers: Daddio (2 goals); Lemanski (1 goal); Jolikko (1 goal); Flavin (1 assist); Mitchell (1 assist); Melvin (1 assist); Hughes (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Farrace (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 70:00)


  • Salisbury moves to 29-0 in the series with the Seahawks, which began in 1994.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 24 vs. Mary Washington (9-5, 1-3 CAC) – Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Turf Field (CAC game) – One Love Game – 4:00 p.m.
  • Mary Washington boasts a 25-6 record in the series, which began in 1994, including 10 straight victories. The Seahawks' last victory over UMW was a 1-0 decision in 2010 down in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

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