OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Freshman Brigid Saroch picked up her first goal and assist in a Mustang uniform in Friday night's season opener to help propel the Stevenson field hockey team to a 3-1 win over McDaniel at Mustang Stadium.
The win was the first in a season opener since 2014 when Stevenson defeated Neumann, 5-3 in York, Pennsylvania.
The Mustangs (1-0) got off to a slow start in the contest, as they did not record a shot until the 14:46 mark when sophomore Ashli Glatfelter put one on frame. Four minutes later the home team was on the scoreboard after a deflected pass from freshman Brooke Morris found Saroch who knocked in her first of the season with 18:55 to play in the opening half.
Stevenson would proceed to outshoot McDaniel (0-1), 9-2 through 35 minutes of play and head to the locker room up 1-0.
The second half proved to be even better for Stevenson as they took a 2-0 lead in the 56th minute when Morris played the role of feeder, setting up teammate junior Marissa Hoffman who stashed it into the back of the cage. The home side would add one more as Saroch fed sophomore Tanner Ridgely at the side of the goal making it 3-0 in the 68th minute.
The final minute of play saw the visitor's break the shutout for Mustangs sophomore keeper Kelsey Eure with a goal from Emily Houska with three seconds to go.
After being outshot in the early going 2-0, Stevenson rebounded to outshoot the guests, 10-2 and had ten penalty corners while the Green Terror only had two. Eure made three saves between the pipes, while McDaniel keeper Paige Ford made six.
The win was Stevenson's third in a row over McDaniel and the second consecutive win against the Green Terror in Owings Mills.
Stevenson returns to Mustang Stadium on Sunday, September 3rd at 11 a.m. when the Mustangs host St. Mary's (Md.) in a non-conference matchup.