By Maegan White
Elm Staff Writer
The Shorewomen field hockey team had two hardfought losses last week against Catholic University and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
On Wednesday Sept. 13th, the Shorewomen traveled to Catholic University and played a well fought game, but fell short in overtime, losing to Catholic 3-2.
The Shoremen took the lead in the first period off a penalty corner. Sophomore forward Kat Esposito passed the ball to sophomore midfielder Zoe Shevitz who scored the first goal. The second and third period had no goals for either team.
In the fourth period, Catholic tied the game with a goal shot after the ball rebounded off of junior goalie Ava Rivera’s initial save. The Shorewomen responded soon after at the 59 minute mark when Esposito assisted another goal by senior midfielder Jillian Brejnik and the Shorewomen took back the lead.
With less than a minute left in the fourth period, Catholic scored off a penalty corner sending the game into overtime. With four minutes remaining in overtime, Catholic was able to score, ending the game with Catholic as the victors.
The Shorewomen returned to Kirby on Saturday, Sept. 17, to play Saint Mary’s which ended in a 4-1 loss for the Shorewomen. Saint Mary’s took the early lead at the two minute mark with a shot off a rebound from a save from the Shorewomen’s goalie. The Shorewomen responded in the second quarter when freshman forward Emma Campbell passed to Esposito scoring the first and only goal for the Shorewomen.
Saint Mary’s secured their victory with a shot at the end of the second period and continued their lead, scoring again in the third and fourth period ending the game with a score of 4-1.
Despite the tough losses this week, the Shorewomen also had some highlights including Rivera with a season best 13 saves in their game against Catholic.
Senior Captain Tatum Schatt, while reflecting on the week’s games, said “Our team has a lot of heart and effort and these results are not from a lack of trying. Having our team keep pushing and keep giving 100% will be very helpful for us.”
The Shoremen do not play again until Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 P.M. versus Shenandoah and have their first conference game against McDaniel on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Kirby Stadium.