Five Different Players Score In Conference Shutout Over Hood

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson field hockey had five different players find the back of the net including a first-half pair from senior Sara McVey and posted a season-high 32 shots in a 6-0 blanking of the visiting Hood College Blazers in MAC Commonwealth play on Wednesday night at Mustang Stadium.

  • Stevenson (6-9, 2-3 MAC Commonwealth) went on the attack early as just 34-seconds in McVey sent a shot wide of the Hood (1-13, 0-5 MAC Commonwealth) cage.  
  • However, they were on the three minutes later when McVey took a feed from junior Emma Adams and beat Hailey Poisal for the 1-0 lead. 
  • Adams then added one 29 seconds later as the initial shot was stopped by Poisal, but the rebound came right back to her and she knocked it home making it 2-0.
  • In the seventh minute, it was McVey scoring her second of the night after a Blazers turnover left her alone in front of goal stretching the score to 3-0.
  • The Mustangs were not done being on the attack as shots from senior Marissa Hoffman and sophomore Brooke Morris went wide before Poisal was forced into three consecutive saves on attempts by Morris and two from McVey.
  • In the 20th minute, the home side struck again off a penalty corner fed in by senior Ashley Meyer who found classmate Alexis Young who had her shot ring the post.  While the ball was bouncing around Morris had a shot cleared off the line by Jayden Barrick, but it was not enough as Morris tapped in the rebound.
  • McVey went in search of the first half hat-trick in the 23rd when made Poisal make two straight saves and then beat Poisal, unfortunately, Barrick was there for her second defensive save of the game.
  • Stevenson made it 5-0 with ten minutes to play when off another corner Meyer hit junior Jordan Hershberger who lofted her shot over Poisal and in.
  • At the half, the hosts held a 21-0 shots advantage.

  • The Mustangs made a change immediately out of the break as junior Kelsey Eure was replaced between the pipes by fellow junior Hope Nyarady.  She would later be subbed out for freshman Grace Hollin who saw her first action of the season.
  • Stevenson picked up their final goal of the contest just 1:47 into the second as sophomore Anna Bauer got free on the right side of the attack area and beat Poisal for a 6-0 edge.
  • That signaled the end of the day for Poisal as Nicole Bennett came in to patrol the cage.
  • She was called into action four times pushing away shots from sophomore Kendra Meyerand freshmen Cristina Parrish and Gracyn Colborn.
  • The game would come to an end on a shot from Bauer slipping wide of goal.

  • Stevenson now leads the series 11-0 all-time against Hood.  It was the second 6-0 scoreline with the last coming in 2015 when the teams met in Frederick.
  • The Mustangs outshot the Blazers 32-0 for the game, which was the highest output of the season.
  • They also held a significant edge in penalty corners at 13-0.
  • Stevenson was able to get all 27 players to see action.
  • McVey with her two markers on the night now has a team-high 14 on the year.
  • Morris picked up her eighth of the season. 
  • Adams netted her third.
  • For Hershberger and Bauer it was goal number one in their Mustang careers.
  • The three Mustang goalies Eure, Nyarady, and Hollin never saw a ball come near their goal all night.
  • With the win tonight the Mustangs now find themselves tied with Widener and Lebanon Valley for fourth in the playoff push within the MAC Commonwealth.  Already owning a win over Widener and a matchup with Lebanon Valley coming up next week.

Junior Jordan Hershberger scores her first as a Mustang to make it 5-0.

  • The Mustangs return to action on Saturday, October 20 when they host the Albright College Lions in MAC Commonwealth play on Homecoming and Senior Day.  Start time is set for 4pm after Stevenson hosts Wilkes University in football.