Meghan Ronan '21 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Field Hockey Remains Undefeated with Victory Over Virginia Wesleyan

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland field hockey (7-0) continued their impressive start to the season with a 4-2 victory on the road against the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins (2-5) on Saturday (Sept. 21) afternoon. The victory kept the Seahawks undefeated on the year.

St. Mary’s College – 4, Virginia Wesleyan – 2

How It Happened

  • After a scoreless first quarter, the Seahawks found themselves trailing by one goal in the second stanza when the Marlins found the back of the cage in the 20th minute. Five minutes later, the Seahawks evened the game at one goal apiece with a goal from Meghan Ronan that was assisted by Veronica Maring
  • St. Mary’s College started the second half strong with two unanswered goals in the third quarter to take a two-score lead. Ronan tallied her second goal of the game in the 39th minute and Maring followed with a score in the 42nd minute.
  • The Marlins answered to close out the third quarter with a goal to cut the Seahawk lead to one. However, the Seahawks sealed the game in the fourth stanza with an unassisted goal from Hannah Dietrich in the 57th minute. The Seahawk defense held strong for the remainder of the match for the victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Ronanhad an impressive day on the offensive end and led the Seahawks with two goals and one assist.Maringfollowed with one goal and one assist, respectively. In goal,Kelbey Egerlandcollected two saves.
  • As a team, the Seahawks edged the Marlins in shots (13-11) and penalty corners (9-5).

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 25 at Shenandoah | 4:00 p.m. | Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium

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