Stevenson Slips Past St. Mary's Field Hockey, 1-0

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team (1-1) picked up their first loss of the young 2018 season, falling 1-0 to Stevenson University (2-0) in a hard-fought non-conference battle Sunday afternoon.

St. Mary's 0, Stevenson 1

How It Happened

  • Much of the action happened in the midfield as the level of play was even across the board.
  • In a scoreless first half, shots were even at two apiece while Stevenson edged the Seahawks, 3-2, in penalty corners.
  • The Mustangs broke through early in the second stanza as Sara McVey dribbled in towards the center of the circle and then sent a reverse flick just inside the near post at 36:35.
  • St. Mary's had a fantastic opportunity to even up the contest about 10 minutes later when, on the Seahawks' third consecutive corner, sophomore Meghan Ronan (Odenton, Md./Arundel) rifled in a shot from the top of the circle which ricocheted off the near post and over the endline.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Kelbey Egerland (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)
  • Senior defender Brooke Steinhoff (Frederick, Md./Urbana) helped keep the Mustangs to one goal with a defensive save in the second half.
  • St. Mary's finished with five shots (two on goal) and seven corners, including five in the second half.

For Stevenson

  • Scorers: McVey (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Kelsey Eure (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • The Mustangs put up nine shots (six on goal) and five corners.

Notes

  • Stevenson extends its streak to three straight wins over the Seahawks but St. Mary's still holds a 16-7-1 advantage in the series, which began in 1994.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 5 at Randolph-Macon (1-0) – Ashland, Va. – 7:30 p.m.
  • St. Mary's owns an 11-4 advantage over the Yellow Jackets, including winning the last two meetings by a 13-2 margin.

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