St. Mary's Field Hockey Shuts Out Neumann, 5-0

Courtney Mellon '19 - Photo credit: Tom Brewer
Courtney Mellon '19 - Photo credit: Tom Brewer

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team exploded for season-bests of five goals and 11 points Saturday afternoon in a 5-0 blanking of Neumann University in non-conference play. This is the Seahawks second shutout win of the season.

Junior forward Courtney Mellon (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) led the way with her first career hat trick as Mellon picked up a career-best three goals while junior captain Kara Feidelseit (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) added a career-high three points on a goal and an assist.

St. Mary's 5, Shenandoah 0

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks staked a 2-0 at 27:11 behind Mellon's first two goals of the day, putting back a rebound on the first goal and deflecting Feidelseit's cross from the right side for the second.
  • St. Mary's outshot the Knights, 13-1, in the first half and boasted a two-goal halftime lead.
  • Junior midfielder Mollie Belson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) joined the action almost five minutes into the second half as Belson notched her first tally of the season, firing in a loose ball from about six yards.
  • Feidelseit tallied her second career goal at 42:18 by finishing off her own rebound.
  • Mellon rounded out the scoring with her third as she flicked in her own rebound as well at 48:50.

For the Seahawks (4-5)

  • Scorers: Mellon (3 goals); Feidelseit (1 goal, 1 assist); Belson (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Alyssa Thompson (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • First-year midfielder Abbie Busch (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) recorded her first career defensive save.
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 25 shots (16 on goal) and seven penalty corners.

For Neumann (0-5)

  • Scorer: None
  • Goalkeepers: Mary Miller (6 saves, 2 goals allowed, 35:00); Lizzie Yu (4 saves, 3 goals allowed, 35:00)
  • Skyler Lemma registered a defensive save for the Knights.
  • NU posted three second-half shots for four total (three on goal) and a corner in the second half.

Notes

  • St. Mary's is now 2-0 against the Knights.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 26 at Virginia Wesleyan College (4-3) – Virginia Beach, Va. – 5:00 p.m.
  • The Seahawks are currently 11-5 all-time against Virginia Wesleyan, including 10 straight.

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