Eagles Survive Wild Second Half To Outlast Shorewomen, 4-3

Eagles Survive Wild Second Half To Outlast Shorewomen, 4-3

Auer, Ingersoll, And Brandt Each Score In Loss

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Mary Washington scored the last of a combined five goals in the second half to outlast host Washington College and post a 4-3 win in a non-conference field hockey game played tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The contest was the home opener for the Shorewomen and the season opener for the Eagles.

Mary Washington 4, Washington College 3

How It Happened
- Lauren Hopkins gave the Eagles the lead 11:26 into the contest, knocking home a loose ball rebound following a shot from Sydney Keating.
- Mary Washington doubled their lead to 2-0 with 13:48 to go until halftime, as Tori Hughes redirected an initial shot from Gillian Ross into the goal following a penalty corner insert from Hopkins.
- The Eagles held a 6-4 advantage in shots and a 5-1 advantage in penalty corners at the halftime break.
- Olivia Auer put the Shorewomen on the board and cut the lead to 2-1 by converting a penalty stroke with 29:13 to go. The stroke was awarded following a scramble in front of the goal following a penalty corner.
- Washington tied the game at 2-2 just 4:44 later when Clare Ingersoll found the rebound off of a shot from Kailyn Brandt and scored.
- The Eagles took the lead back at 3-2 with 20:25 to go when Hopkins took a pass from Lexie Dixson, dribbled around a Shorewomen defender, and beat a diving Morgan Domanico.
- The Shorewomen evened the game at 3-3 with 14:01 to go when Brandt blasted a backhand shot from the edge of the circle to the right of Mary Washington goalkeeper Jessica Cavolt across the goal and just inside of the post to Cavolt's left.
- Mary Washington scored the eventual game winning goal with 9:28 to go when a weak shot from near the top of the circle from Alaina Shivers following a cross from Hopkins was inadvertently redirected into the goal past a diving Domanico by a Shorewomen defender.
- The Shorewomen, who played with at least a one player advantage over the last 4:30 of the game due to numerous cards against the Eagles, would earn five penalty corners and put three shots on goal after the last goal, the last shot coming from Madison Parker with 1:55 to go, but would not score as the Eagles survived a wild second half to walk away with the win.

For the Shorewomen (0-2)
- Scorers: Brandt (one goal), Ingersoll (one goal), Auer (one goal).
- Goalkeeper: Morgan Domanico (four saves, four goals allowed, 70:00).
- The Shorewomen, who outshot the Eagles 16-5 in the second half, held a 20-11 advantage in shots and a 9-7 edge in penalty corners in the game.

For Mary Washington (1-0)
- Scorers: Hopkins (two goals, one assist), Hughes (one goal), Shivers (one goal), Dixson (one assist), Ross (one assist).
- Goalkeeper: Cavolt (eight saves, three goals allowed, 70:00).

Notes
- Brandt was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the third time in her career.
- The Shorewomen played in 10 one goal contests a season ago, going 4-6 in those games.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
9/8 v. Stevenson - 12:00 p.m.
- The Shorewomen defeated the Mustangs 3-2 last year and lead the series, 15-2.