St. Mary's Field Hockey Takes on Dickinson in Season Opener

Carly Todd
Carly Todd

For Immediate Release · Saturday, September 3, 2016 · nmoran@smcm.edu 

Fredericksburg, Va. – Senior forward Carly Todd (Crisfield, Md./Crisfield) and sophomore midfielder Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) each found the back of the cage Saturday afternoon but the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team dropped their season opener, 4-2, to Dickinson College. The contest was played at the University of Mary Washington.

Dickinson 4, St. Mary's (Md.) 2

How It Happened

  • Dickinson owned a 2-0 halftime lead as sophomore forward Chelsea Kramer (New Vernon, N.J./Morristown Beard) scored twice in the first 14 minutes. Kramer opened up the scoring at 10:06, redirecting a pass from the top of the circle, and then struck again at 14:23.
  • Senior forward Catherine Perlmutter (Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy) picked up an unassisted goal at 38:18 off the goalkeeper's pads to stretch the lead to 3-0.
  • The Red Devils went up 4-0 at 66:07 when junior forward Amber Dey (Flemington, N.J./South Hunterdon) finished off a pass from first-year Mia Scott (Mount Laurel, Md./Holy Cross).
  • St. Mary's avoided the shutout with two scores in the final four minutes of the contest.
  • Belson tallied her first of the season just four seconds after Dickinson's final goal.
  • Todd notched her seventh career goal at 69:05 to cut the lead in half.

For the Seahawks (0-1)

  • Scorers: Belson (1 goal); Todd (1 goal).
  • Junior captain Megan Moore (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) (1 defensive save).
  • Goalkeeper: Junior Alyssa Thompson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) (career-best 12 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70:00).
  • St. Mary's fired off nine shots in the contest and earned six penalty corners.

For Dickinson (1-1)

  • Scorers: Kramer (2 goals); Dey (1 goal); Perlmutter (1 goal); Taylor Bednar (1 assist); Kim Monteferante (1 assist); Scott (1 assist).
  • Monteferante (1 defensive save).
  • Goalkeeper: Freddie Bancroft (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00).
  • Dickinson finished the game with 21 shots and 16 penalty corners.

Notes

  • Today marks first-time collegiate head coach Jessica Seay's coaching debut.
  • Today's matchup was the first-ever meeting between St. Mary's and Dickinson.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • 9/4 vs. No. 18 Rochester - 12:00 p.m. (Mary Washington Tournament)
  • It will be the first-ever between St. Mary's and Rochester.

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