GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland field hockey team began Atlantic East Conference action Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 5) with a decisive road win. St. Mary’s College (6-3, 1-0 AEC) posted a 6-1 victory over the host Gwynedd Mercy University Griffins (4-6, 0-1 AEC) as four different Seahawks found the back of the cage.

How It Happened

  • Junior midfielder Ashley Berrol (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) first goal of the season came in the third minute as Berrol put away a pass from senior defender Angelina Arter (Delmar, Md./Delmar) on the first penalty corner of the game.
  • Senior captain Celina Kaufman (Queenstown, Md./Kent Island) struck twice in the second period to give the Seahawks a 3-0 halftime lead as Kaufman finished off a slot pass from junior forward Hayden Kesner (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) at 23:13 and then four minutes later converted on her third penalty stroke of the season.
  • St. Mary’s added two more in the third quarter. Berrol notched her second of the game as she tipped in a pass from first-year forward Brenna Ziegler (Newark, Del./Newark Charter) 21 seconds into the second half. Kaufman then tallied an unassisted goal at 35:37 to grow the visitors’ advantage to 5-0.
  • Gwynedd Mercy avoided the shutout loss at 51:58 when Cheyenne Avellino one-timed a centering pass from Kaci Murray.
  • Kesner wrapped up the scoring for the Seahawks with her first score of the season at 52:45, redirecting a shot by Arter.
Celina Kaufman vs. Bridgewater (Va.) (9.10.22) Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • The Griffins finished the game with a 21-19 margin in shots, including outshooting St. Mary’s, 18-8 in the second half.
  • Gwynedd Mercy also held the edge in penalty corners, 16-11, while the Seahawks posted a 10-5 shots on goal advantage.

St. Mary’s College Game Notes

  • Kaufman paced the team with her fourth career, and second of the season, hat trick as she finished the game with career-bests of seven points and three goals.
  • Berrol finished the game with career-bests of two goals and four points.
  • Arter contributed a career-best two assists.
  • Kesner notched a season-best three points with a goal and an assist.
  • Sophomore goalie Kaley Christman (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) collected three stops while first-year defender Jena Vanskiver (Fallston, Md./Fallston) picked up her second defensive save of the season.
  • The Seahawks are now 2-0 all-time against Gwynedd Mercy.

Gwynedd Mercy Game Notes

  • Morgan Lawless put up four saves for the Griffins.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 8 vs. Manhattanville (3-6, 0-1 AEC) – St. Mary’s City, Md. (JLR Stadium) – Corners for Cancer – 11:00 a.m

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