Seahawk Field Hockey Battles No. 18 Rochester in OT

Mollie Belson
Mollie Belson

For Immediate Release · nmoran@smcm.edu

Fredericksburg, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team gave No. 18 University of Rochester a run for its money Sunday afternoon. St. Mary's kept Rochester off the scoreboard in the second half to force an extra period but succumbed to a 2-1 overtime setback on the final day of the University of Mary Washington Tournament.

No. 18 Rochester 2, St. Mary's (Md.) 1 (OT)

How It Happened

  • Senior forward Callie Fisher (Wynnewood, Pa./Country Day School) proved to be the hero for Rochester this afternoon as Fisher finished off a pass from senior midfielder Sayaka Abe (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Putnam Valley) for the game-winning goal just 1:24 into the extra frame.
  • The Yellowjackets struck first four minutes into the game when junior Samantha Dow (Yorktown, Va./York) connected with Fisher for the first score of the contest.
  • Sophomore midfielder Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) put St. Mary's on the board at 18:05 as fellow classmate Sydney Cline (Frederick, Md./Linganore) assisted on the play.
  • Rochester dominated the second half with a 7-0 penalty corner margin and a 5-2 shot edge but junior goalkeeper Alyssa Thompson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) and the rest of the Seahawks team came up with a strong defensive stance to force OT.

For the Seahawks (0-2)

  • Scorers: Belson (1 goal); Cline (1 assist).
  • Goalkeeper: Thompson (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 71:24).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with five shots and five penalty corners.

For No. 18 Rochester (3-0)

  • Scorers: Fisher (1 goal, 1 assist); Dow (1 goal); Abe (1 assist).
  • Goalkeepers: Gabrielle Cantley (2 saves, 1 goal allowed, 35:00); Kiran Sundaram (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 35:00).
  • Rochester tallied 10 shots and 10 corners for the game.

Notes

  • Today's matchup was the first-ever meeting between St. Mary's and Rochester.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • 9/7 at Randolph-Macon College - 4:00 p.m.
  • St. Mary's owns a 9-4 record all-time against Randolph-Macon. However, R-MC snapped a six-game skid against the Seahawks last season with a 3-2 win following two overtime periods and a shootout.

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