For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
Harrisonburg, Va. – Senior Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) and first-year Gabrielle Corder (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Anne's County) each found the back of the cage Friday night in leading the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team to the road win. St. Mary's (6-5) edged the Eastern Mennonite University Royals (6-7), 2-1, in non-conference action.
St. Mary's 2, Eastern Mennonite 1
How It Happened
- The Seahawks did all their damage in the first half, staking a 2-0 lead at the break.
- Belson put St. Mary's on the scoreboard at 7:21 as she fired a shot right down the middle through traffic for her second of the season.
- The visitors doubled their lead just six minutes later when Corder dribbled past a Royal defender and finished for her third tally of the year.
- The two-goal Seahawk lead held true until the 44th minute when Madeline Mast put back a rebound for her first score of 2018.
- St. Mary's posted a 13-5 advantage in shots while boasting a 9-5 margin in penalty corners, including earning seven in the second half.
For the Seahawks
- Scorers: Belson (1 goal); Corder (1 goal)
- Goalkeeper: Kelbey Egerland (2 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)
For Eastern Mennonite
- Scorers: Mast (1 goal)
- Goalkeeper: Kelsey Troyer (1 save, 2 goals allowed, 70:00)
- Defensive Save: Brandy Troutman (1)
- St. Mary's improves to 4-6 in the series with EMU, which began in 1995 but has been silent since 2015. This is the Seahawks' fourth straight win over Eastern Mennonite.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Oct. 14 at Frostburg State (2-10, 0-1 CAC) – Frostburg, Md. (Capital Athletic Conference game) – 1:00 p.m.
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