VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland field hockey team wrapped up their non-conference schedule Sunday afternoon (Oct. 23) with their fifth shutout victory of the season.

St. Mary’s College (11-3) posted a 5-0 road win over Virginia Wesleyan University (2-12) to extend its six-game win streak. This game was rescheduled for September 24.

How It Happened

  • The scoring began halfway through the first period as senior captain Celina Kaufman (Queenstown, Md./Kent Island) put in a pass from first-year midfielder Sofia Lopez (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) at 7:17 for a 1-0 Seahawk lead.
  • Two seconds before the end of the first quarter, Kaufman returned the favor as she assisted on Lopez’s second goal of the season.
  • St. Mary’s tallied a third goal on its first shot of the second frame as first-year forward Brenna Ziegler (Newark, Del./Newark Charter) knocked in her 10th score of the season off a Kaufman pass.
  • There was no scoring in the third stanza, but Virginia Wesleyan did fire off its first two shots of the game off its first two penalty corners.
  • Junior captain Audrey Dickens (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) added a goal to her stat line in the 51st minute off a feed from sophomore defender Charlotte Horn (Schnecksville, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh).
  • Junior forward Hayden Kesner (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) tacked on the final goal of the afternoon at 56:34 off an assist from first-year midfielder Josie Shermeyer (Harrisburg, Pa./East Pennsboro Area).
Sofia Lopez vs. Randolph-Macon (9.14.22) Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • The Seahawks owned a 23-3 shot advantage while earning a 7-4 margin in penalty corners.

St. Mary’s College Game Notes

  • Kaufman now leads the Seahawks with 13 goals on the season, having scored a goal in the last three games. She also matched her career-best of two assists.
  • Ziegler is on a three-game goal-scoring streak as well.
  • Sophomore Kaley Christman (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) did not need to make a save on the afternoon for her fifth shutout of the season. Christman and the Seahawks have now registered back-to-back clean sheets.
  • St. Mary’s has won 15 in a row over the Marlins. The last time the Seahawks lost to VWU was on October 8, 2001, a 2-1 defeat in St. Mary’s City.

Virginia Wesleyan Game Notes

  • Emma Wehr made eight saves, and Emily Moniz picked up a defensive save as the Marlins lost their eighth in a row.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 26 vs. Immaculata (6-8, 3-2 AEC) – St. Mary’s City, Md. (JLR Stadium) – 5:00 p.m.

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