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Big first half carries Catholic

Stephanie Thomson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Stephanie Thomson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Cardinals tally five goals in first half, blanks McDaniel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emma Dixon scored two goals to lead Catholic to a 5-0 victory over McDaniel in non-conference field hockey action on Saturday.

The Cardinals (2-0) finished with a 19-2 advantage in shots, including 14-1 in a first half in which they tallied all five of their goals.

Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) made eight saves in goal for the Green Terror (0-1), who was shutout in its season opener.

Dixon finished an Abby Banholzer feed just 1:09 into the game to open the scoring.

Nearly two minutes later, Catherine Mirsky finished off a penalty corner to double the advantage.

Mary Swarthout stretched the lead to 3-0 before 10 minutes had elapsed in the contest.

Dixon finished a Swarthout feed in the 19th minute before Emily Sencindiver capped the scoring with 1:10 to play in the first half.

McDaniel returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
McDaniel (0-1)                                                0            0            -            0
Catholic (2-0)                                                5            0            -            5

Scoring Summary:
C – Emma Dixon (Abby Banholzer), 1:09
C – Catherine Mirsky, 2:58
C – Mary Swarthout, 9:48
C – Dixon (Swarthout), 18:28
C – Emily Sencindiver (Meredith Chandler), 33:50

Shots: M 2, C 19. Penalty Corners: M 4, C 8. Saves: M 8 (Stephanie Thomson), C 1 (Krystyanna Ramsdell).