Seahawk Field Hockey Falls Short against Susquehanna

Seahawk Field Hockey Falls Short against Susquehanna

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

Towson, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to Susquehanna University Saturday afternoon on neutral ground as the game was played at Notre Dame Preparatory School.

Susquehanna 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 2

How It Happened

  • Susquehanna opened up with a 2-0 lead in the first half as first-year midfielder Hunter Pitman (White Haven, Pa./Crestwood) and junior forward Cayla Spatz (Sinking Spring, Pa./Berks Catholic) found the back of the cage at 11:20 and 21:39, respectively.
  • Sophomore midfielder Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) cut the deficit in half at 36:12 with her third goal of the season.
  • Pitman struck again at 53:46 to return a two-goal cushion with less than 17 minutes remaining in regulation.
  • The Seahawks once again came within one as sophomore Sydney Cline (Frederick, Md./Linganore) tallied her second of the season at 68:26.

For the Seahawks (1-5)

  • Scorers: Belson (1 goal); Cline (1 goal); Megan Moore (1 assist).
  • Goalkeeper: Kelbey Egerland (season-best 10 saves, 3 goals allowed, 70:00).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 12 shots and seven penalty corners.

For Susquehanna (4-1)

  • Scorers: Pitman (2 goals); Spatz (1 goal).
  • Goalkeeper: Morgan Ludlam (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00).
  • Defensive Save: Tessa Woodring (1).

Notes

  • Susquehanna is now 2-0 all-time against the Seahawks.
  • St. Mary's is currently riding a three-game skid.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • 9/20 vs. Shenandoah - 4:00 p.m.
  • This is St. Mary's first home game of the 2016 campaign.
  • The Seahawks own a 2-3 record against Shenandoah. Last season, Shenandoah posted a 2-1 victory on its home turf.

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