McDaniel evens record

Katie Corson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Katie Corson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror downs Virginia Wesleyan 3-1 to split on weekend trip

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) scored a goal and an assist to lead McDaniel to a 3-1 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in non-conference field hockey action at the U.S. National Training Center on Sunday.

The Green Terror (2-2) notched a pair of goals just 1:01 apart to take an early 2-0 lead en route to evening its record on the young season.

Ashton Perry scored for the Marlins (0-5), who received nine saves from goalkeeper Chelsea Baker.

Kaitlin Boerman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) finished a Katie Jones (Westminter, Md./Winters Mill) helper at the 10:43 mark to give McDaniel an early edge.

Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) doubled the advantage with her first collegiate tally a minute later, finishing the feed from Corson.

Perry tallied an unassisted goal in the 42nd minute before Corson reestablished the two-goal advantage off an assist from Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) with 22:20 to play.

The Green Terror finished with a 22-13 advantage in shots, including a 13-7 margin in the decisive first half. Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) made five saves.

McDaniel returns to action at Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
McDaniel (2-2)                                                2            1            -            3
Virginia Wesleyan (0-5)                                    0            1            -            1

Scoring Summary:
M – Kaitlin Boerman (Katie Jones), 10:43
M – Sarah Meszler (Katie Corson), 11:44
V – Ashton Perry, 41:14
M – Corson (Paige Messersmith), 47:40

Shots: M 22, V 13. Penalty Corners: M 9, V 10. Saves: M 5 (Stephanie Thomson), V 9 (Chelsea Baker).