No. 3 Ursinus clinches playoff berth with 7-1 win

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Megan Yoder tallied two goals and an assist to lead third-ranked Ursinus to a 7-1 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Saturday.

            The Bears (13-2, 8-0 CC) built a 5-0 lead at halftime to improve to 12-1 in their last 13 games and become the first CC team to clinch a berth in the upcoming conference playoffs.
            Jamie Smith (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) tallied the lone goal for the Green Terror (7-9, 4-4 CC), who has lost its last three games by a combined score of 17-3.
            Kait Sutherland opened the scoring off a Jen Hooven assist just 4:30 into the game.
            Just 1:38 later, Sutherland made it a one-goal, one-assist day, finding Michelle Wimmer on a penalty corner.
            Two unassisted Yoder goals 7 minutes, 23 seconds apart made it a 4-0 game in the 20th minute.
            Five minutes before the break, Hooven stretched the lead to 5-0, capping a half that saw the Bears outshoot McDaniel, 23-0.
            Smith broke up the shutout just 1:22 into the second half but Jennie Moore and Jennifer Bayzick tallied 5:54 apart to round out the scoring.
            Ursinus finished with advantages of 32-5 and 20-5 advantages in shots and penalty corners, respectively.
            Erika Wawzyanick (Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional) made 15 saves in goal while Erica Scott had four at the other end.
            McDaniel concludes the home schedule against No. 8 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.
Score by Period                                        1          2          -           F
No. 3 Ursinus (13-2, 8-0 CC)                    5          2          -           7
McDaniel (7-9, 4-4 CC)                             0          1          -           1
U – Kait Sutherland (Jen Hooven), 4:30
U – Michelle Wimmer (Sutherland), 6:08
U – Megan Yoder, 12:09
U – Yoder, 19:32
U – Hooven, 30:00
M – Jamie Smith, 46:22
U – Jennie Moore (Yoder), 55:00
U – Jennifer Bayzick, 60:54
Shots: U 32, M 5. Penalty Corners: U 20, M 5. Saves: U 4 (Erica Scott), M 15 (Erika Wawzyanick).