Randolph-Macon Edges Seahawk Field Hockey, 2-1

Kathleen Stevens '22 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Kathleen Stevens '22 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Ashland, Va. – First-year Kathleen Stevens (Marion Station, Md./Crisfield Academy) tallied her first career goal Wednesday night but the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team came up short in their second straight one-goal loss Wednesday night. In their first road game of the season, the Seahawks (1-2) dropped a 2-1 decision at Randolph-Macon College (2-0).

St. Mary's 1, Randolph-Macon 2

How It Happened

  • All the scoring took place in the second half as St. Mary's was limited to two first-half shots while junior goalkeeper Kelbey Egerland (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) turned away six of the nine Yellow Jacket shots she faced in the first 35 minutes.
  • The Seahawks edged Randolph-Macon, 7-4, in shots in the second stanza while penalty corners were even at three apiece.
  • R-MC struck first less than three minutes into the start of the second period when Kathleen Tanner finished off a pass from Katie Brookman for the 1-0 Yellow Jacket lead.
  • The hosts doubled their lead about nine minutes later behind an unassisted goal by Austyn Faries.
  • St. Mary's cut the lead in half at 59:58 when sophomore Meghan Ronan (Odenton, Md./Arundel) fed in a ball from the right towards the goal and Stevens was there to put it in the goal.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: Stevens (1 goal); Ronan (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Egerland (6 saves, 0 goals allowed, 35:00); Skylar Limpert (2 saves, 2 goals allowed, 35:00)
  • St. Mary's put up nine shots (five on goal) and earned four corners.

For Randolph-Macon

  • Scorers: Tanner (1 goal); Faries (1 goal); Brookman (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Katie Thompson (3 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)
  • Megan May posted a defensive save three minutes into the game when first-year midfielder Gabrielle Corder (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Anne's County) fired a shot past Thompson off the Seahawks' first penalty corner of the game.
  • The Yellow Jackets racked up 13 shots (10 on goal) and seven corners to remain undefeated in 2018.

Notes

  • St. Mary's advantage in the series dropped to 11-5 as the Yellow Jackets snapped a two-game skid against the Seahawks.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 8 at Bridgewater (Va.) (0-2) – Bridgewater, Va. (Jopson Field) – 12:00 p.m.
  • Bridgewater leads the series 6-4 and the Eagles have won the last two meetings. St. Mary's last win over BC came on September 19, 2015 in St. Mary's City by a 2-1 count.

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