Heartbreaking OT Loss for WC Field Hockey

By KelSey neWBorn

Elm Staff Writer

A grudge match for the ages took place on Sept. 21 between the field hockey Shorewomen and the St. Mary’s Seahawks.  In a game that went into overtime for the third year in a row, the Shorewomen came up short with a final score of 2-1 in favor of the Seahawks.

St. Mary’s was on the board first with a goal just 9:27 into the game.  However, senior defender Sara Rutkowski leveled the score when she finished off a pass from freshman Angela Parreco, her first career assist.  Although the Shorewomen outshot the Seahawks by a 12-7 margin, the team could not end the game.  In overtime, St. Mary’s scored the winning goal with 4:21 left in the first period. This loss brings the Shorewomen to a 3-3 record, and comes after a resounding win over conference team, Muhlenberg, last Friday, in which the team won 4-1 with a pair of goals from junior Gussie Reilly, a goal by senior Danielle Rosato, and a goal by junior Emily Trees.  Sophomore Kristen Wille assisted on Rosato’s goal. Senior goalie Shannon Davis has continued her stunner season by making a combined total of four saves in the two games and leading her team from the cage.

The Shorewomen return to action at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a Centennial Conference matchup between Franklin and Marshall.  Come support the field hockey team as it represents WC in the school’s first Homecoming game and look to improve to 2-0 in one of the tougher conferences in Division III hockey.

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