Szymanski Scores as Seahawk Field Hockey Takes on Rhodes

Alli Szymanski
Alli Szymanski

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran ·

Sewanee, Tenn. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team drew first blood Saturday afternoon but faltered against the Rhodes College Lynx, falling 3-1 in their first matchup at Sewanee: University of the South.

Rhodes 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 1

How It Happened

  • Senior captain Alli Szymanski (Easton, Md./Easton) put St. Mary's on the scoreboard first as Szymanski finished off a pass from fellow classmate Carly Todd (Crisfield, Md./Crisfield) at 32:41.
  • The 1-0 lead stood until the 39th minute when senior midfielder Mackenzie Busby (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) found the back of the cage for the equalizer.
  • Rhodes claimed its first lead of the game at 47:13 behind senior forward Christina DiFelice's (St. Louis, Mo./Clayton) unassisted goal.
  • Junior midfielder Maddie Smith (Chapel Hill, N.C./Carrboro) notched an insurance goal for the Lynx at 65:56 off an assist from Busby.

For the Seahawks (1-7)

  • Scorers: Szymanski (1 goal); Todd (1 assist).
  • Goalkeeper: Alyssa Thompson (11 saves, 3 goals allowed, 70:00).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 12 shots and six penalty corners.
  • Today's loss stretches the Seahawks' skid to five straight.

For Rhodes (7-1)

  • Scorers: Busby (1 goal, 1 assist); Smith (1 goal, 1 assist); DiFelice (1 goal).
  • Goalkeeper: Laura Eckelkamp (8 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00).
  • Rhodes recorded 25 shots and 13 corners in picking up its fourth consecutive win.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • 9/25 at Sewanee (3-4) - 11:00 a.m.
  • This will be the first-ever meeting between St. Mary's and Sewanee.

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