Meszler, Little lift McDaniel to victory

Julie Little (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Julie Little (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - McDaniel scored three second-half goals to overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeat Swarthmore 3-1 in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Saturday.

Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) and Julie Little (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) each scored a goal for the Green Terror (7-5, 2-3 CC), who finished with a 19-4 advantage in shots.

Erin Gluck staked the Garnet (2-11, 0-6 CC) to a 1-0 lead just 6:02 into the game, scoring off a Nia Jones assist.

In the 51st minute, an own goal knotted the game at 1-all.

Nearly seven minutes later, Meszler beat the goalkeeper to the right, scoring to give her team a 2-1 advantage.

Just over 10 minutes later, Little finished a pass from Suzy Banister (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) at the top of the arc and beat the keeper for the final margin.

Gabby Capone made seven saves for Swarthmore.

McDaniel added a 14-5 advantage in penalty corners.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Tuesday. Game time is 3 p.m.