Corder scores as Sea­hawks reach .500 mark

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Sports -

AS­TON, PA — The St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land field hockey team played in their sev­enth one-goal game of the sea­son Satur­day af­ter­noon, and came out on top with a 2-1 road vic­tory over Neu­mann Univer­sity in non-con­fer­ence ac­tion.

The Sea­hawks (4-4), who have now won three in a row, im­prove to 3-4 in one-goal con­tests.

St. Mary’s out­shot the Knights, 19-1, in­clud­ing 12 shots in the se­cond half. The Sea­hawks also posted an 8-2 ad­van­tage in penalty cor­ners.

The strong play of Lizzie Yu in goal kept Neu­mann in the game. Yu fin­ished the af­ter­noon with 15 stops.

First-year mid­fielder Gabrielle Corder (Sudlersville/Queen Anne’s County High) put St. Mary’s on the score­board first at the 24-minute, 15-se­cond mark, as Corder fin­ished a pass from se­nior Mol­lie Bel­son (Columbia/Atholton High) for her se­cond goal of the sea­son.

Six saves from Yu sent the Knights into half­time down only 1-0.

Ten min­utes into the se­cond half, Neu­mann made the most of its lone shot of the game. Colleen Hoy pulled the Knights even. as Hoy took a feed from Sam Picker and found the back of the cage.

Se­nior for­ward Jes­sica Zhang (Gaithers­burg/Quince Or­chard High) tal­lied the go-ahead goal in the 68th minute off a Corder as­sist for her first score of the sea­son.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

The Kent Is­land Elks, Lodge 2576, hosted the state Elks Horse­shoe Tour­na­ment on Satur­day, Sept. 29. Above, 46 horse­shoe play­ers gather just prior to the start if the tour­na­ment in Stevensville. Two-per­son teams com­peted for the state cham­pi­onship. Teams came from Elks lodges from Fred­er­ick, Lau­rel, Deale, Broad­neck, Ch­ester­town and Kent Is­land. Two teams from Fred­er­ick squared off for the cham­pi­onship in the fi­nal matches of the day.

PHOTO BY CHRIS KNAUSS

Kent Is­land High’s Bethani Doyle bumps a pass dur­ing the third game Tues­day even­ing against Queen Anne’s on Hyde Court in Cen­tre­ville.

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