McDaniel wins defensive battle

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

Green Terror tallies 2-1 victory over Stevenson

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) broke a 1-all deadlock in the 51st minute to lift McDaniel to a 2-1 non-conference field hockey victory over Stevenson on Thursday.

The Green Terror (3-6) recorded just seven shots but held the Mustangs (6-7) to a mere two second-half shots to snap its four-game skid.

After netting just two first-half shots – both in the final 5:25 of the first half and one with the clock at 0:00 on a penalty corner, McDaniel had early second-half pressure.

Off a corner in the 39th minute, Kaitlin Boerman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) redirected a Katie Jones (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) shot for a 1-0 lead.

Shelby Ballew knocked home a crossing pass from Kaitlyn May to even the game at the 49:50 mark.

Just 56 seconds later, Meszler was able to corral a loose ball off a misplay by the Mustang keeper for the game-winner.

The Green Terror had a 17-7 advantage in penalty corners.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
Stevenson (6-7)                                                0            1            -            1
McDaniel (3-6)                                                0            2            -            2

Scoring Summary:
M – Kaitlin Boerman (Katie Jones), 38:21
S – Shelby Ballew (Kaitlyn May), 49:50
M – Sarah Meszler, 50:46

Shots: S 2, M 7. Penalty Corners: S 7, M 17. Saves: S 3 (Kara Zimmerman), M 1 (Stephanie Thomson).