Mustang Rally Falls Short, Win Streak Snapped in 3-1 Loss to McDaniel
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Five different players scored for McDaniel, including Julie Little who netted her team-leading seventh of the season, as the Green Terror snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 non-conference victory over the Stevenson field hockey team Wednesday night at Mustang Stadium.
The loss was the first for the Mustangs (5-2) since August 31, snapped a four-game win streak. It was also their first at home in the last three dating back to Oct. 16, 2012.
During the team's four-game win streak, Stevenson outscored its opponents 11-1, including 9-0 on the road.
Sophomore Katie Cavanaugh (Parkville, Md./Perry Hall) suffered her first loss in five decisions this season after allowing a goal to the Green Terror's Lara Haab just over 13 minutes into the first half. Haab's third goal of the season came off a penalty corner on an assist from Sara Reynolds.
Cavanaugh's last loss came on Oct. 31, 2012 at Arcadia in the first round of the Commonwealth Conference Field Hockey Championship. In two seasons with the Mustangs, she now boasts a career record of 12-13.
McDaniel (3-3) carried its one-goal lead into halftime before Little scored off an assist from Sarah Meszler with 29:36 remaining in the second half to increase its lead to 2-0.
However, Stevenson quickly answered as junior Alison Kagel (Turnersville, N.J./Washington Township) scoring her third goal of the season off a feed from junior Caitlin Dempsey (Fallston, Md./Fallston) just 51 seconds later.
The assist was Dempsey's team-leading third of the season and her team-high 13th point.
Despite outshooting McDaniel 7-4 the rest of the way, the Mustangs could not get the equalizer before Sarah Bach added an insurance tally with under 12 minutes to play to provide the final margin. The goal was Bach's first of the season.
Cavanaugh finished with one save before giving way to freshman Gabriella Brooks (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) who played the entire second half, also making one save. Caila White had six saves for the Green Terror while Bayley Vohs also had a defensive save.
Stevenson begins a two-game road trip on Thursday when they travel to Glassboro, New Jersey to face Rowan at 7:00 p.m. The Mustangs are 4-0 on the road this season.