Late tally lifts Haverford into playoffs

Katherine Jones © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Katherine Jones © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Fords down McDaniel 3-2 to knock Green Terror from postseason

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Mary Hobbs scored with 1:53 to play, lifting Haverford to a 3-2 Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey victory over McDaniel on Saturday.

With the victory, the Fords (8-9, 6-4 CC) earn the fourth seed in the upcoming CC tournament where they will play host to Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. By virtue of the Diplomats' 4-2 win at Swarthmore, the Green Terror (7-10, 5-5 CC) was eliminated from postseason contention on the final day of the regular season for the second straight year.

Katherine Jones (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) recorded a goal and an assist for McDaniel.

After Jones tallied unassisted with 4:04 to play, knotting the game at 2, Hobbs lifted a shot into the right corner for the game-winner.

Eliza Blatchford (Gloucester, Mass./Manchester Essex Regional) tapped home a Jones cross in the game's 24th minute to open the scoring.

Fewer than two minutes later, Juliana Morgan-Trostle evened the game before Josie Ferri put Haverford on top entering halftime, finishing a Hobbs feed with 2:06 reamining in the first half.

The Fords finished with an 11-5 edge in shots and 22-5 advantage in penalty corners.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
Haverford (8-9, 6-4 CC)                                    2            1            -            3
McDaniel (7-10, 5-5 CC)                        1            1            -            2

Scoring Summary:
M - Eliza Blatchford (Katherine Jones), 23:44
H - Juliana Morgan-Trostle (Josie Ferri), 25:39
H - Ferri (Mary Hobbs), 32:54
M - Jones, 65:56
H - Hobbs, 68:07

Shots: H 11, H 5. Penalty Corners: H 22, M 5. Saves: H 1 (Maggie Cronin), M 3 (Stephanie Thomson).