Seahawk Field Hockey Back in Win Column

Gabrielle Corder '22 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Gabrielle Corder '22 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

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)

Notes

  • 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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