Field hockey competes in last two games of the 2021 season

By Jordan Fairchild
Elm Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Washington College field hockey team played a Centennial Conference match against Johns Hopkins University’s Blue Jays at home on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium. The Blue Jays defeated the Shorewomen 0–5.

During the first five minutes of the first quarter, the Blue Jays tallied their first goal of the game.

The first five minutes of the second quarter yielded two more goals for the Blue Jays. The second of the two goals was initially saved by sophomore goalkeeper Ava Rivera, but the Blue Jays were able to get the goal on the second attempt.

The score was 0–3 going into halftime, with the Blue Jays in the lead.

At 7:08, in the third quarter, the Blue Jays tallied a goal to increase their lead to 0–4.

During the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays scored off of a penalty corner, closing the game at 0–5.

Rivera was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game with seven total saves during the competition.

The Shorewomen had 10 saves during the matchup and two shot attempts, compared to one save and 23 shot attempts for the Blue Jays.

Sophomore Kate Gromacki made three defensive saves during the game and junior Tatum Schatt made one defensive save.

After the loss to the Blue Jays, the Shorewomen had an overall record of 6–10 and 2–7 in Centennial Conference play.

“This season I’ve learned that consistent teamwork and new, healthier mentalities are key for a team to be successful,” junior Jo Robson said.

On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Shorewomen traveled to Carlisle, Pa. to compete against Conference opponent Dickinson College. The Red Devils beat the Shorewomen 1–5.

Within the first 10 minutes of the first quarter, the Red Devils scored their first goal. During the second quarter, the Red Devils scored again to bring the score to 0–2.

With less than two minutes left in the half, senior Madison Parker attempted a shot on the goal for the Shorewomen, but was denied. She regained possession of the ball and assisted junior Kyra Heap in scoring the first goal of the game for the Shorewomen.

This was Heap’s first goal of the season and fourth in her career. Parker’s assist was her career first.

The score was 1–2 entering the third quarter.

The Red Devils scored again in the third quarter, bringing the score to 1–3.

During the fourth quarter, the Red Devils scored on a penalty corner to bring their lead to 1–4.

The last goal of the game was scored by the Red Devils with 2:20 remaining in the fourth quarter. The final score was 1–5, a win for the Red Devils.

“The team has improved so much on working together during practice on certain skills and then being able to execute them in games,” Robson said. “Our record has also gotten significantly better as proof of our hard work over the past year and a half.”

The Shorewomen were outshot by the Red Devils during the matchup with seven shots compared to 19.

Rivera made seven saves for the Shorewomen, compared to three total saves from the Red Devils’ goalkeeper.

This was the final game for senior Shorewomen Parker, Maddie Knight, and Cristen Quillen.

The Shorewomen closed out their season with a 6–11 record overall, 2–8 in the Conference.

Photo by Grace Hazelhurst

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