Tough Schedule Continues as Marlins Drop 7-0 Decision
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College field hockey team faced another tough opponent Wednesday afternoon, falling to No. 14 University of Mary Washington 7-0 in non-conference action.
The Eagles did not take long to get the first goal of the game on the board as Kathleen Namey found Haley Kane just 90 seconds into the contest. Namey would continue to be a catalyst throughout the match, collecting three total assists on UMW's seven goals.
Mary Washington scored four goals in the first half, two coming from Jenna Steele. Her two goals tied for the team lead as Kane added another tally early in the second half.
Asiah Allen took a shot from inside the circle 25 minutes into play, but Jessica Cavolt made the save to preserve the shutout.
Mary Washington (6-2) maintained a 26-3 edge in shots, but VWC kept the penalty corner total much closer, finishing with one less than the Eagles (7-6).
Cavolt finished with one save while playing the first half for UMW before Caroline Freeman entered for the final 35 minutes. Skye Swain made 13 saves for the Marlins.
Virginia Wesleyan (1-6) will travel to Shenandoah University (1-4) Saturday for a 1 p.m. start. It will be the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for both schools.