Midweek Field Hockey Recap
Johns Hopkins 2, Lebanon Valley 1 (Tuesday)
Senior Annie Shepard scored a pair of goals, one in each half, to lead Johns Hopkins to a 2-1 win over fifth-ranked Lebanon Valley Tuesday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays improve to 2-0 on the season as they earn their first win over the Dutchmen since October 22, 1990, snapping a two-game skid in the series. The Dutchmen drop their second straight and fall to 0-2 on the year.
Ursinus 5, Rowan 4 (Wednesday)
In a matchup of two nationally ranked teams, Ursinus (2-0) rallied back from a 3-1 halftime deficit to take a 5-4 win over Rowan Wednesday evening in field hockey play. Senior forward Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) scored three of her game-high four goals in the second half, including two in the final 20 minutes of the game. Senior goalkeeper Jill Lukens (Furlong, Pa./Central Bucks East) made 16 saves for Ursinus as she faced 28 shots.
Haverford 2, Wesley 1 (Wednesday)
The Haverford College field hockey team picked up its first win of the 2011 season Wednesday night taking a 2-1 non-conference victory over host Wesley College behind second-half goals from Christine Gall and Roxanne Jaffe. Gall put Haverford (1-1) ahead 1-0 with a score in the 50th minute of the game taking a feed from Bryn Bissey who had just had her own shot stopped by Wesley (2-1) goalkeeper Elizabeth Groom. Jaffe converted a penalty stroke opportunity at the 63:30 mark to double the margin over the Wolverines.
Richard Stockton 4, Swarthmore 3 (Wednesday)
Visiting Richard Stockton scored three unanswered goals over a 12-minute stretch late in the second half to erase a two-goal deficit and defeat the Swarthmore College field hockey team 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon from Clothier Field. Junior Taryn Colonnese, junior Sophia Agathis and sophomore Nia Jones all scored for the Garnet (1-1), which suffered its first defeat of the 2011 season.
Washington College 2, St. Mary's 1 (Thursday)
Junior attack Gabby Tarbert (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) scored the game-winning goal to give host Washington College a 2-1 non-conference field hockey victory over St. Mary's College of Maryland in the Shorewomen's home-opener this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. St. Mary's (1-2) scored on its first shot of the game as Lauriann Parker blasted in a shot off an assist from Susan Smith with 24:51 remaining in the first half. The Shorewomen (1-2) evened the score when senior attack Emily Trees (Kensington, MD/Connelly School of the Holy Child) dribbled down the right sideline then sent across in front of the goal to senior midfielder Gussie Reilly (Buck Hill Falls, PA/Mercersburg Academy) who sent a twisting shot into the back of the cage with 14:27 left. Neither team scored again until Tarbert netted the game-winner with 12:00 left off a Trees assist. Trees sent the ball in front of the goal to Tarbert who fired in a point-blank shot.