By Andrew Chirico
Elm Staff Writer
After a very impressive 7-1 victory versus Virginia Wesleyan, the Washington College field hockey team won their first conference game of the season against visiting Gettysburg College in a 4-2 nail bitter. With the win, the Shorewomen jump over .500 with a 4-3 record.
“This win was huge. We played together as a team better than I can ever remember,” said junior captain Jenn Miller. “Gettysburg was a solid team, but when we play that well together from goalie all the way up to the front line, we are going to be successful against anyone.”
WC threw the first punch in the game when junior Elizabeth Davis scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute of play. The Bullets responded with a goal of their own in the 21st minute coming off a rebound from the right side of the net. The Shorewomen headed into halftime with a 2-1 lead coming of a goal from sophomore Michaela Conners. Conner’s goal was assisted by junior Ali Dudley.
It took Gettysburg just 55 seconds into the second half to tie the game at 2-2, scoring off a penalty corner. The game came to a stalemate for nearly 27 minutes. Gettysburg controlled the offensive possession for nearly every single one of those minutes, racking up 14 total shots in the second half.
This kept senior goalie Sadie Robertson on her toes through the entire game. Roberston only allowed two goals off of 22 total shots. Her five saves in the second half was higher than Gettysburg’s total for the entire game. Robertson’s eight saves ties her career high.
WC broke the game open in the 62nd minute when junior Allison Remenapp scored her fourth goal of the season off an assist from Davis. Davis then sealed the deal just three minutes later, scoring the final goal of the game off an assist from Remenapp.
WC was only able to record four shots in the second half and they took advantage of those opportunities. Davis lead the team in scoring with two.
“The contribution felt great. It takes a whole team to score and have a presence,” said Davis.
Remenapp, who scored the go-ahead goal stressed the importance of taking advantage of their penalty corner opportunities, especially when the offense is unable to get many shots off.
“Corners are crucial to the game, and we were able to capitalize on them which is necessary when we aren’t getting a lot of shots off,” said Remenapp.
WC heads into October with a home game versus Wilson on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. They start their conference tournament campaign as they host Centennial foe Swarthmore just two days later, on Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. All games air via livestream on GooseNationTV.com found on the WC Athletics’ website.