Mustangs Drop Conference Contest Versus 12th-Ranked Messiah

Mustangs Drop Conference Contest Versus 12th-Ranked Messiah

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson field hockey team held 12th-ranked Messiah scoreless in the second half but the Falcons found the back of the net three times in the opening half en route to a 3-0 MAC Commonwealth victory Saturday afternoon at Mustang Stadium.

  • The Falcons (8-4, 3-0 MAC Commonwealth) had two early penalty corners in the contest but sent their lone shot wide of the cage.
  • At the 10:04 mark, the visitors took a 1-0 lead as Taylor Wiederrecht received a pass from Mackenzie Brubaker and turned and shot from in close.
  • Just a minute later, Messiah seemed to have taken a two-goal lead off a penalty corner but the goal was called off.
  • Midway through the quarter, Wiederrecht had a takeaway in the Falcons offensive end but senior Kelsey Eure came out with a diving save.
  • With 1:38 remaining, Messiah was awarded a penalty stroke but Eure made a glove save to keep the deficit at one.

  • Just 1:32 into the quarter, the Falcons doubled their lead as Makayla Malcolm swept the ball across the face of the goal to a wide open Emily Knepp who knocked it in.
  • With just under six minutes remaining in the opening half, the Mustangs (5-10, 1-2 MAC Commonwealth) recorded their first shot as sophomore Cristina Parrish put a shot on net to the near post.
  • At the 3:54 mark, Hannah Palm gave Messiah a 3-0 lead as the ball found her on the back post where she easily knocked it in for the score.

  • Early in the quarter, Josie Weaver had back-to-back shots with the first saved by Eure before the second hit off the near post.
  • On the fourth penalty corner of the quarter for Messiah, Eure made a save on a looping shot by Claire Myers from just outside the arc.
  • Eure stopped all four shots on net in the quarter.

  • Early in the quarter, junior Anna Bauer recorded a shot on net but it was knocked away by Megan Bomba.
  • On the Mustangs second penalty corner of the contest and first of the second half, junior Brooke Morris fired a shot but it was blocked by a Falcon defender.
  • Late in the quarter, Stevenson had three consecutive penalty corners but did not register a shot.
  • THe Falcons had back-to-back penalty corners just under two minutes with the Mustangs playing with an extra field player but Stevenson blocked the only shot attempt.

  • Messiah outshot Stevenson 29-3 and held a 16-5 advantage in penalty corners.
  • Eure finished with seven saves, including four in the third quarter.
  • The Mustangs finished with less than five shots for the fourth time this season.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, October 19 when the Mustangs host a MAC Commonwealth contest versus Lebanon Valley beginning at 7:30 p.m.