Green Terror notches 3-2 win over Swarthmore
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Lindsay Riordon (Monkton, Md./Hereford) recorded all three goals for her first collegiate hat trick, lifting McDaniel to a 3-2 victory over Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (4-6, 2-1 CC) built a 2-0 halftime lead before Riordon completed her hat trick - the first by a McDaniel player since Michelle Fluty accomplished the feat against Susquehanna on Sept. 6, 2006.
Catie Meador and Joslyn Young tallied goals for the Garnet (4-6, 1-3 CC), who got four saves from Gina Grubb in goal.
Kaitlin Boerman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) crossed a ball in front of the cage that Riordon lifted into the side of the goal for a 1-0 lead at the 22:46 mark.
Nearly three minutes later, Riordon put home a Katherine Jones (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) shot-and-save on a breakaway.
Meador cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 44th minute, finishing a Sophia Agathis pass seconds after she entered the game.
A long Jessica Largent (Denton, Md./North Caroline) pass was tipped up and in by Riordon for the a 3-1 advantage at the 56:26 mark.
A Young penalty stroke set the final margin with 37.7 seconds to play.
The Green Terror finished with advantages of 13-8 and 12-9 in shots and penalty corners, respectively.
Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) made three saves for McDaniel.
The Green Terror returns to action at Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
Swarthmore (4-6, 1-3 CC) 0 2 - 2
McDaniel (4-6, 2-1 CC) 2 1 - 3
M - Lindsay Riordon (Kaitlin Boerman), 22:46
M - Riordon, 25:34
S - Catie Meador (Sophia Agathis), 43:04
M - Riordon (Jessica Largent), 56:26
S - Joslyn Young (penalty stroke), 69:22
Shots: S 8, M 13. Penalty Corners: S 9, M 12. Saves: S 4 (Gina Grubb), M 3 (Stephanie Thomson).