OWINGS MILLS, Md. - In a contest originally scheduled as an away game in Chestertown, Stevenson field hockey sophomore Gabriella Brooks made six saves, but three goals in a span of four minutes at the start of the second half carried Washington College to a 4-0 victory Wednesday at Mustang Stadium.
Ironically, the loss comes exactly one year after Stevenson (2-1) posted a 2-1 victory over the Shorewomen in the same venue, the Mustangs' first win in the series.
Despite holding a 10-2 advantage in shots in the opening half, Washington managed just one goal in the first 35 minutes after Brooks came up with four saves. Jennifer Tordella netted the only tally of the half, her first of the season, just over 11 minutes in to give Shorewomen a 1-0 halftime lead.
The surge of second-half scoring for the Shoremen started with only 4:36 elapsed in the half after a Stevenson green card as Jackie O'Connell scored her first of the year off a deflection in front. Grace Phillips followed with her first just 1:22 later off a penalty corner before she assisted on Elizabeth Davis' second of the season to cap the scoring with 26:45 remaining.
Washington (2-0) held a 15-6 edge in shots and a 14-8 margin in penalty corners as Stevenson suffered its third-straight shutout loss at home.
The Mustangs continue their four-game homestand on Saturday when they welcome Rowan to Mustang Stadium for a 7:00 p.m., non-conference contest.