Shorewomen Score Late To Notch 3-2 Win Over Stevenson

Shorewomen Score Late To Notch 3-2 Win Over Stevenson

Three Different Shorewomen Score Goals In Victory

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Emily Pantazes scored the game winning goal with 6:42 to go to lift visiting Washington College to a 3-2 win over host Stevenson University in a non-conference field hockey game played tonight at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Washington College 3, Stevenson 2

How It Happened
- Kailyn Brandt had the first scoring opportunity for the Shorewomen just 2:10 into the contest, but her shot was saved by Stevenson goalkeeper Kelsey Eure. Brandt followed that shot with another shot off the rebound just two seconds later, but a Mustangs defender got her stick on the ball to keep the shot out of the goal.
- Brandt would continue to apply pressure and steal a clearing attempt by Stevenson inside the shooting circle and put another shot on goal with 25:41 to go in the opening half, but it was also saved by Eure.
- The Mustangs got on the board with 23:13 to go in the opening half as Noel Martin took a pass inside the circle from Tanner Ridgeley and backhanded a shot that went off the left pad of Shorewomen goalkeeper Morgan Domanico and into the back of the cage.
- Brandt would tie the game for Washington just 39 seconds later. Olivia Auer took a shot from the edge of the circle which was saved, but Brandt was there to put the rebound past a diving Eure to tie the game 1-1 with 22:34 to go until halftime.
- The Mustangs held an 11-9 advantage in shots and a 9-3 advantage in penalty corners at the end of a very active first half of play.
- The Shorewomen took the lead with 31:37 to go, as Sophie Grabiec converted a penalty stroke goal, sending her shot between the right side of Eure and the post. The stroke was set up following a Washington penalty corner insert from Pantazes, which caused a scramble in front of the goal and led to a Mustangs defensive violation.
- The Mustangs had a golden opportunity to tie the game less than four minutes later, but a shot from Sara McVey beat Domanico but was stopped right on the goal line by a diving Shorewomen defender.
- Stevenson would tie the game at 2-2 on a penalty stroke goal by Brigid Saroch with 9:34 to go. Ridgeley took a shot with 9:45 to go which beat Domanico, but was again cleared off the goal line by a Shorewomen defender. However, Washington was called for a defensive violation on the ensuing scramble, leading to the stroke for the Mustangs.
- Pantazes gave the Shorewomen the lead back with 6:42 to go, sending a backhanded shot past multiple Stevenson defenders and to the right of a diving Eure.
- The Mustangs took two shots following the goal, but neither shot was on target as the Shorewomen held on for the win.

For the Shorewomen (2-2)
- Scorers: Brandt (one goal), Pantazes (one goal), Grabiec (one goal)
- Goalkeeper: Domanico (eight saves, two goals allowed, 70:00).
- Brandt's goal was the first of her Shorewomen career.

For Stevenson (2-1)
- Scorers: Martin (one goal), Search (one goal), Ridgeley (one assist)
- Goalkeeper: Eure (seven saves, three goals allowed, 64:45), Marissa Hoffman (zero saves, zero goals allowed, 5:15).
- The Mustangs outshot the Shorewomen 20-16 and held a 15-7 advantage in penalty corners.

Notes
- The Shorewomen have now won three of the last four meetings with the Mustangs.
- Pantazes now has three goals this season through the teams first four games. Prior to this season, Pantazes had scored two career goals in her first two seasons for the Shorewomen.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
9/13 @ #3 Salisbury - 6:00 p.m.
- The Sea Gulls won last year's meeting 6-0, the first meeting between the two teams since 2012.