Field Hockey Blanks Southern Virginia in CAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Celina Kaufman '23 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Celina Kaufman '23 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team (13-4, 2-3 CAC) hosted the Southern Virginia University Knights (0-17, 0-5 CAC) in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday (Nov. 2) afternoon. The third seeded Seahawks blanked the sixth seeded Knights by an 8-0 final score. St. Mary's College tallied their 13th win of the season, which is the most in program history.

St. Mary's College - 8, Southern Virginia - 0

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's College dominated the game from the first and final whistle. The Seahawks controlled possession on their offensive end of the field for the entire game and outshot the Knights 29-0. The Seahawks wasted little time to tally their first score as Celina Kaufman deflected a shot into the back of the cage in the second minute. St. Mary's College was held scoreless for the remainder of the first stanza, but tacked on plenty of goals in the remainder of the game.

  • The Seahawks added two more scores in the second stanza to extend their lead to 3-0 over the Knights. Rachel Lansbury buried her shot in the back of the cage in the 26th minute and Meghan Ronan followed with a goal of her own in the 30th minute.

  • St. Mary's College posted their most dominant quarter in the third as they outscored the Knights 5-0. Kaufman scored in the 34th minute, Emma Chandler found the back of the cage in the 37th minute, and Hannah Dietrich added a score in the 40th minute. The Seahawks continued their third quarter onslaught with goals from Sophie Carlson and Kathleen Stevens. Both squads failed to find the back of the net in the fourth quarter.

Inside the Box Score

  • Kaufman and Ronan led the Seahawks with four points each. Kaufman recorded two goals, while Ronan notched one goal and two assists. Ronan is now third in the CAC in  points with 29, while Kaufman is tied for fourth in the league with 10 goals. Kelbey Egerland started in goal for the Seahawks and recorded her 13th victory of the year.

  • As mentioned, the Seahawks outshot the Knights 29-0. In addition, the Seahawks held the advantage in penalty corners 11-0.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 6 at Christopher Newport | 6:00 p.m. | CAC Tournament Semifinals | Jennings Family Stadium

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