By Nairem Moran ·nmoran@smcm.edu

Newport News, Va. –Junior goalkeeperKelbey Egerland(Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) made a career-best 11 saves Wednesday night but the St. Mary’s College of Maryland field hockey team came up short in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Seahawks (7-6, 1-2 CAC) dropped a 3-0 decision on the road to No. 14 Christopher Newport University (9-4, 2-1 CAC).

St. Mary’s 0, Christopher Newport 3

How It Happened

  • Christopher Newport outshot the Seahawks, 25-2, and earned an 11-3 margin in penalty corners.
  • Both of St. Mary’s shots came in the second half as sophomoresEmily Pulkowski(Westminster, Md./Westminster) andMeghan Ronan(Odenton, Md./Arundel) were each able to get one off. Both Seahawk shots resulted from penalty corners withOlivia DavissavingPulkowski’sat 40:47 whileRonan’swent wide at 45:26.
  • Egerlandcame up with seven first-half saves and senior captainKara Feidelseit(Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) added a defensive save in keeping the Captains to just one first-half goal off the stick ofCourtney Fiestin the 10th minute.
  • CNU doubled its lead at 43:06 whenFieststruck for her second of the night off a penalty corner inserted byBailey Miller.
  • Rachael Allshousepicked up her fourth score of the season at 55:46 to stretch the Captains’ lead to 3-0.
  • Christopher Newport fired off three more shots after its third goal with two being blocked and the other turned away byEgerland.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers:None
  • Goalkeeper:Egerland (12 saves, 3 goals allowed, 70:00)
  • Defensive Save:Feidelseit (1) – Second of the season

For Christopher Newport

  • Scorers:Fiest(2 goals);Allshouse(1 goal);Miller(1 assist);Nyla Lewis(1 assist);Rachel Cooke(1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper:Olivia Davis(1 save, 0 goals allowed, 70:00)

Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Notes

  • CNU moved to 13-2 in the series, which began in 2001, and the Captains have now won nine straight. St. Mary’s registered back-to-back wins in 2005 and 2006.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 20 vs. No. 8 Salisbury (12-2, 3-0 CAC) – Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Turf Field (CAC game) – Senior Day – 3:00 p.m.
  • The Seahawks are winless against Salisbury as the Sea Gulls own a 28-0 mark in the series since it began in 1994.