Mellon Propels Seahawk Field Hockey to Road Win

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

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

Chestertown, Md. – Senior forward Courtney Mellon (Mt. Airy, Md./Urbana) led the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team to their second straight win Wednesday night. Mellon scored twice as the Seahawks (3-4) tallied a 2-1 non-conference road victory over Washington College (1-8).

St. Mary's 2, Washington College 1

How It Happened

  • Washington College posted a 10-7 advantage in shots as well as a 7-4 edge in penalty corners but the Shorewomen lost their second straight.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kelbey Egerland (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) notched five saves in holding WC to just one goal.
  • Following a scoreless first half, St. Mary's struck first at 42:57 as Mellon put back the rebound of senior defender Brooke Steinhoff's (Frederick, Md./Urbana) shot.
  • The Shorewomen evened up the score at 49:09 when Clare Ingersoll poked in a cross from Kailyn Brandt.
  • Mellon scored the game-winning goal at 55:47 as she dribbled around two defenders and scored from the right side.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: Mellon (2 goals)
  • Goalkeeper: Egerland (5 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00)

For Washington College

  • Scorers: Ingersoll (1 goal); Brandt (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Domanico (2 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00)

Notes

  • The Seahawks move to 8-3 in the series with Washington College, including two wins in a row. The Shorewomen's last win over St. Mary's came in 2011.
  • One goal has now decided the last six meetings between the two sides.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 29 at Neumann (3-4) – Aston, Pa. – 12:00 p.m.
  • St. Mary's own a 2-0 record against the Knights, winning 4-0 in 2002 and 5-0 last fall. 

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