St. Mary's Field Hockey Season ends in CAC Tournament

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran ·

Fredericksburg, Va. – First-year goalkeeper Skylar Limpert (Bel Air, Md./North Harford) tallied a season-best 14 saves Sunday afternoon but the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team came up short in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Championship Tournament. Fifth-seeded St. Mary's (7-9) saw its season end with a 4-1 loss to No. 4 seed University of Mary Washington (11-5).

St. Mary's 1, Mary Washington 4

How It Happened

  • The Eagles posted a 22-10 advantage in shots while earning an 11-4 margin in penalty corners.
  • Mary Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead at 13:27 behind goals from Lauren Hopkins and Maggie Ellis in a one-minute span.
  • St. Mary's cut the deficit in half at 22:19 as sophomore forward Hannah Dietrich (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) found the back of the cage for her second goal of the season.
  • UMW regained a two-goal lead just a minute later as Hopkins struck for her second of the day off an assist from Ellis.
  • Limpert picked up nine first-half saves as the Eagles peppered her with 15 shots and went into halftime with a 3-1 advantage.
  • The Eagles converted on one of their four penalty corners for the lone goal of the second half at 65:03.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: Dietrich (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Limpert (14 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70:00)

For Mary Washington

  • Scorers: Hopkins (2 goals); Ellis (1 goal, 1 assist); Emma Claire Stewart (1 goal); Lexie Dixson (1 assist); Gillian Ross (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Jessica Cavolt (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)


  • Mary Washington improves to 27-6 in the series, which began in 1994. This marks the Eagles' 12th straight win over St. Mary's. The Seahawks' last victory over UMW was a 1-0 decision in 2010 down in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Season Complete 

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