Bridgewater (Va.) Nips St. Mary's Field Hockey in OT

Alyssa Demski '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Alyssa Demski '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Bridgewater, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team claimed an early 1-0 lead but ended up posting their third straight one-goal loss Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's (1-3) dropped a 2-1 overtime decision at Bridgewater (Va.) College (1-2).

St. Mary's 1, Bridgewater 2 (OT)

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's staked a 7-3 shot advantage and a 3-2 edge in penalty corners in the first half, allowing the Seahawks to notch a 1-0 lead at 21:58.
  • Junior forward Alyssa Demski (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) sent the team into halftime with the 1-0 advantage as Demski was in the right spot at the right time to put back her own rebound.
  • The Eagles outshot the visitors, 12-6, and owned a 6-3 margin in corners between the second half and the extra frame, including a 7-3 advantage in shots in overtime.
  • Bridgewater notched the equalizer with less than three minutes left in regulation as Caroline Quigley fed Jacqueline DiFulvio at 67:41 to OT.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kelbey Egerland (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) came up with three stops in a three-minute span before Tessa Tierson broke through for the game-winning goal with 1:15 remaining in the overtime. Georgia Howard assisted on the goal, giving BC its first win of the season.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: Demski (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Egerland (11 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 13 shots (seven on goal) and six penalty corners.

For Bridgewater

  • Scorers: DiFulvio (1 goal); Tierson (1 goal); Quigley (1 assist); Howard (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Emily Witzke (2 saves, 1 goal allowed, 35:00); Ali Bishop (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 43:45)
  • The Yellow Jackets collected 15 shots (13 on goal) and eight corners.

Notes

  • Bridgewater moved to 7-4 in its series with the Seahawks and have now won the last three meetings. St. Mary's last win over BC came on September 19, 2015 in St. Mary's City by a 2-1 count. 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 15 at Roanoke (2-0) – Salem, Va. – 12:00 p.m.
  • The series is even at three wins apiece. Roanoke pulled out a 2-1 penalty shootout victory last fall.

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