Catholic blanks McDaniel

Kaitlin Boerman © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kaitlin Boerman © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Cardinals post 3-0 win to open season

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Liz McCormick recorded a goal and an assist to lead Catholic to a 3-0 win over McDaniel in season-opening field hockey action for both teams on Saturday.

The Cardinals (1-0) finished with a 7-4 advantage in shots, including holding the Green Terror (0-1) without an attempt in the second half.

Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) made two saves for McDaniel.

Off a corner in the seventh minute, Kendall Petschauer stopped the ball and fed McCormick, who tapped the ball home for a 1-0 lead.

Nearly six minutes later, McCormick found Carley Walko in front of the cage. Walko tipped home the ball to double the advantage with just 12:34 elapsed.

Mary Swarthout sent a long pass in from the right side to Tory Gagliardi who lifted the ball into the cage, setting the final margin with 5:37 to play.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Virginia Wesleyan on Monday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            -            F
Catholic (1-0)                        2            1            -            3
McDaniel (0-1)                        0            0            -            0

C - Liz McCormick (Kendall Petschauser), 6:44
C - Carley Walko (McCormick), 12:34
C - Tory Gagliardi (Mary Swarthout), 64:23

Shots: C 7, M 4. Penalty Corners: C 8, M 4. Saves: C 3 (Marian Cassilly), M 2 (Stephanie Thomson).