By Chrissy Segrest
Elm Staff Writer
Starting the season 1-2 with a win against Maryland- native Stevenson University, the Washington College Field Hockey team traveled to their Eastern Shore rival, Salisbury University on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Three days later, the Shorewomen had their home opener against York College of Pennsylvania.
In their first week, the Shorewomen were bested by the Seagulls with a final score of 7-0.
Just 4:18 into the game, SU scored the first of seven goals that night. Junior Kailyn Brandt took the only shot on goal for the Shorewomen, 6:55 into the contest. By halftime, the Seagulls had run the score up 5-0.
Junior Kayla Zapcic recorded 17:22 in the box, and had two saves for the night. Freshman Caroline Kral recorded 42:38 in the second appearance of her career and totaled seven saves. Lastly, freshman Madison Hackett snagged a defensive save for WC.
After that loss, WC came out with a bang against the York College Spartans.
Only 3:09 into the game, YC found the back of the net on a loose ball. Just five minutes later, Brandt would feed the ball to freshman Julianna Sterling and would notch a goal for the Shorewomen at only 8:12.
The game would remain tied until YC pushed the go-ahead goal only 4:32 into the second quarter.
Junior Grace Steele was almost able to tie the game up with a shot from the circle, but the Spartans found a way to clear it out.
At 9:30 left in the third quarter, Brandt found herself with the ball and a clear shot on goal, but missed, hitting the goal post, and YC took their 2-1 lead into the fourth quarter. With only 17.2 seconds to go, junior Parker Wolf knocked in a pass from Steele to make the score 3-2, but the Shorewomen still fell short.
Kral had her first full contest, going the entire 60 minutes and making three saves. Sterling and Wolf both had goals for WC, while Steele earned an assist. Wolf was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewoman Player of the Game, and the Shorewomen totaled eight shots and five penalty corners on the contest.
The Shorewomen will open their Centennial Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 21 against Gettysburg College at 1 pm. This Saturday will also host a multitude of other sports such as volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer during Fall Family Weekend for the 2019-2020 school year.