WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) scored two first-half goals to stake McDaniel to a 2-0 lead en route to a 2-1 victory over Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Friday.
The Green Terror (7-6, 4-1 CC) outshot the Mules (4-8, 1-4 CC) by a 9-5 margin but were at a 10-3 disadvantage in penalty corners, including an 8-1 margin in the first half.
Tara Cohn tallied for Muhlenberg.
In the 15th minute, Mele rebounded a Krstina Skinner (Westminster, Md./Westminster) shot-and-save for a 1-0 lead.
Nearly 13 minutes later, Mele got by a defender and slid the ball into the left side of the cage to double the advantage.
Off a corner in the 52nd minute, Cara Rothacker received the ball at the top of the arc and played a short pass right to Cohn, who blasted a shot through the defense and to the backboard.
Erika Wawzyanick (Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional) made two saves for McDaniel while Michelle Consiglio had six stops for the Mules.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Dickinson on Tuesday. Game time is 4 p.m.
Score by Period 1 2 - F
Muhlenberg (4-8, 1-4 CC) 0 1 - 1
McDaniel (7-6, 4-1 CC) 2 0 - 2
Mc – Kristin Mele, 14:39
Mc – Mele, 27:28
Mu – Tara Cohn (Cara Rothaacker), 51:33
Shots: Mu 5, Mc 9. Penalty Corners: Mu 10, Mc 3. Saves: Mu 6 (Michelle Consiglio), Mc 2 (Erika Wawzyanick).