(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team put an early goal on the board against visiting Shenandoah University, but the Hornets would answer to claim a 2-1 decision on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior Chelsea Kramer (New Vernon, N.J./Morristown-Beard) collected a rebound and scored, just 1:29 into the contest, cleaning up a hard shot from sophomore Maddie Dombroski (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs).
The Hornets pulled even in the 22nd minute as Katie Alderman finished a nice cross from Taylor Hayes.
The score held through halftime, but Shenandoah would capitalize on a penalty corner with just over 21 minutes to play in regulation. Morgan Payne was the insert and put away a rebounded shot off a great save from Heather Meeder (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) to put the Hornets up, 2-1.
Both teams continued to create scoring opportunities, but solid defense and goaltending closed out the scoring. The Red Devils kept the pressure on all the way to the end, forcing three penalty corners at the end of regulation.
Isabelle Morande turned away three shots in the final defensive stand and finished with nine saves. First-year Kelsey Jones added a defensive save for the Hornets as well.
Meeder tallied 12 saves on the afternoon and sophomore Emily Mycek (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) cleared a ball of the goal line for a defensive save of her own.
Shenandoah improve to 4-1 on the season while Dickinson slips to 1-4. The Red Devils open Centennial Conference play on Saturday, hosting Swarthmore College at 11:00 am.