By Kelsey Newborn
Elm Staff Writer
Although off to a hot start in the Conference, the Washington College field hockey team has suffered two recent in-conference losses.
On Oct. 20, the team fell to Haverford in an heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss. Despite falling behind early, senior Danielle Rosato evened the score with just 6:56 left in the first half off of an assist from junior Gussie Reilly. Both teams recorded 12 shots.
The second half brought tough play with the go-ahead goal coming for the Shorewomen with 9:56 left in regulation when junior Emily Trees buried a rebound off of a blocked shot by sophomore Kristen Wille. However, Haverford scored 22 seconds later and regulation ended in a 2-2 tie.
Haverford controlled the overtime period with 17 shots compared to zero for the Shorewomen. The Fords came out on top.
Despite the loss, junior Brittany Palasik broke the Shorewomen’s career defensive save record with 27 total and extended her Centennial Conference record. Senior goalkeeper Shannon Davis also had a career high of saves.
Last Saturday, the team traveled to McDaniel as a part of the ‘WAC attack.’ The hard game was won 1-0 by the Green Terror with a goal late in the first half. Despite losing, the Shorewomen held a 15-7 shot advantage and a 16-2 penalty corner advantage, but sadly could not find the back of the cage.
After the two losses the 6-9 Shorewomen are now 4-4 and in a tie for fifth place with McDaniel in the Centennial Conference.
They return home on Saturday when they take on Dickinson at 1:00 p.m.