Mustangs Sink Shorewomen In Non-Conference Action

Mustangs Sink Shorewomen In Non-Conference Action

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Stevenson field hockey team rebounded back after suffering their first loss of the season using goals from senior Sara McVey and sophomore Brooke Morris to upend the Washington College (Md.) Shorewomen by a final of 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at a rainy Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium.  

  • Washington College (0-3) came out of the gates strong as a shot from Kailyn Brandt and two consecutive chances by Maggie Cancelmo were all turned away by Stevenson (3-1) junior keeper Kelsey Eure in the opening six minutes.
  • The Mustangs took advantage of their first shot of the game as sophomore Brigid Saroch fed a pass into the attack circle that was tipped by McVey passed goalie Morgan Domanico to make it 1-0 for the away side with 9:58 gone in the first half.
  • In the 19th-minute Domanico was put under pressure by the Stevenson attack as she was forced into three straight saves denying McVey, Morris, and Saroch keeping the score 1-0. 
  • After a yellow card was issued to Nicole Schroyer of the Shorewomen at the 25:36 mark the Mustangs attempted to take advantage of the man-up opportunity as McVey got a strong shot off but it was pushed away by Domanico to send the game to the break.
  • In a tightly contested 35-minutes Stevenson held a slim 6-5 edge in shots.

 

  • The visitors looked to add to their lead within the first five minutes of half number two as McVey found herself all alone on the right side, but had her shot stopped by Domanico.  The ensuing rebound kicked right back to McVey who rang the post with her second attempt.  
  • After all, the Stevenson pressure Washington College took a timeout looking to change momentum.  That appeared to work as just two minutes later the hosts had a great chance, however, the shot was knocked away by Eure. 
  • With 52:57 gone in the contest the Mustangs did finally find their insurance goal when McVey dribbled through the Shorewomen defense and rifled a shot from ten-yards behind Domanico to make it 2-0.  
  • From that point on it was all Stevenson as they outshot Washington College down the stretch 6-2, but were unable to beat Domanico again and the game finished 2-0.

  • The Mustangs held a 16-8 advantage in shots for the game.
  • Stevenson also had a 7-5 edge in penalty corners.
  • It was the second time in the last three seasons that the Mustangs have defeated the Shorewomen avenging last year's 3-2 loss in Owings Mills.
  • Morris goal was her fourth of the season and her first since scoring a hat-trick in the home opener against Virginia Wesleyan.
  • McVey picked up goal number five on the year and ran her goal-scoring streak to four games.
  • Eure recorded four saves and posted her second shutout of the season.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Tuesday, September 11 when they travel to Washington D.C. to square off with #17 Catholic University Cardinals at 6pm.
  • They will then welcome Shenandoah to Mustang Stadium on Saturday, September 15 for a 6pm start.