Little scores early
|McDaniel (2-3, 0-1 CC)||1||0||1|
|Muhlenberg (2-2, 1-0 CC)||1||2||3|
|1st - 6:02||Julie Little (McDaniel)|
|1st - 20:26||Kayleigh Thies (Muhlenberg)|
|2nd - 38:21||Kayleigh Thies (Muhlenberg)|
|2nd - 63:09||Erin Cummings (Muhlenberg)|
Julie Little - 1
A: Lara Haab - 1
Sh: Lara Haab - 6
Sv: Victoria Alexander - 13
Kayleigh Thies - 2
A: 2 Players (#22, #29 - 1)
Sh: Kayleigh Thies - 7
Sv: Sierra Lenker - 6
|Shots (on goal)||12 (8)||20 (16)|
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Muhlenberg scored a pair of second-half goals to break a 1-all deadlock and defeat McDaniel 3-1 in the Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey opener for both teams on Friday.
Julie Little (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) staked the Green Terror (2-3, 0-1 CC) to an early 1-0 lead but the Mules (2-2, 1-0 CC) scored the final three goals to open the conference slate with a a win.
Kayleigh Thies scored two goals for Muhlenberg.
Trailing 1-0 after Little tipped in a hit in by Lara Haab (Gladwyne, Pa./Country Day School of Sacred Heart) off a penalty corner just 6:02 into the game, Thies blasted a high shot on a corner to even the game in the 21st minute.
Thies broke the deadlock off a corner 3:21 into the second half before finding Erin Cummings for an insurance goal in the 64th minute.
Vicci Alexander (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spadling) finished with 13 saves for McDaniel while Sierra Lenker made six stops at the other end.
Muhlenberg finished with a 20-12 advantage in shots and 14-9 edge in corners.
The Green Terror returns to action at Stevenson on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.