Messersmith scores twice
|Muhlenberg (4-1, 1-0 CC)||2||1||1||4|
|McDaniel (3-3, 0-1 CC)||2||1||0||3|
|1st - 4:40||Paige Messersmith (McDaniel)|
|1st - 8:36||Paige Messersmith (McDaniel)|
|1st - 14:20||Dayna Hovern (Muhlenberg)|
|1st - 20:45||Kayleigh Thies (Muhlenberg)|
|2nd - 47:10||TEAM (McDaniel)|
|2nd - 54:46||Lauren Jordan (Muhlenberg)|
|3rd - 79:24||Dayna Hovern (Muhlenberg)|
Dayna Hovern - 2
A: Kayleigh Thies - 2
Sh: Kayleigh Thies - 6
Sv: Kristen Dornenburg - 5
Paige Messersmith - 2
A: Katie Corson - 2
Sh: Paige Messersmith - 6
Sv: Caila White - 4
|Shots (on goal)||16 (8)||14 (10)|
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Muhlenberg scored with 5:36 to play in the first overtime to defeat McDaniel 4-3 in the Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey opener for both teams on Saturday.
Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) led the Green Terror (3-3, 0-1 CC) with two goals.
Dayna Hovern paced the Mules (4-1, 1-0 CC) with two goals of her own, including the game-winner.
Trailing 3-2 on an own goal in the 48th minute, Lauren Jordan scored at the 54:46 mark to even the game and eventually force ocertime.
Despite five shots, McDaniel could not find the back of the cage in overtime.
In the 80th minute, Keyleigh Thies sent a ball in from the left side that Hovern collected on the back post and put into the cage for the game-winner.
Messersmith finished off a Danielle DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) assist just 4:40 into the game.
Messersmith knocked home a Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) feed directly off a corner just 3:56 later.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.