Haverford ousts McDaniel on final day

Hope Battista © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Hope Battista © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Fords take 5-2 decision to knock Green Terror from playoff contention

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Juliana Morgan-Trostle notched three goals and an assist to lead Haverford to a 5-2 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Saturday.

The Fords (13-4, 8-2 CC) built a 3-1 halftime lead en route to eliminating the Green Terror (7-10, 4-6 CC) from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season for the second straight season.

Hope Battista (Crofton, Md./South River) notched a pair of assists for McDaniel.

Morgan-Trostle finished an Alex Waleko feed at the 4:45 mark before Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) redirected a pass from Battista 2:17 later to tie the game.

Margaret Selsor started a three-goal run for Haverford at the 15:58 mark to seal the victory.

Morgan-Trostle stretched the lead to 3-1 at the break, scoring unassisted in the 29th minute.

Bryn Bissey tallied off a pass from Morgan-Trostle 7:18 into the second half.

Kaitlin Boerman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) knocked home a pass from Battista to trim the lead to 4-2 just 2:19 later but Morgan-Trostle set the final margin in the 64th minute off a Mary Hobbs assist.

The Fords, the No. 3 seed in next week's CC tournament, finished with a 23-9 advantage in penalty corners and 21-10 edge in shots.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
McDaniel (7-10, 4-6 CC)                        1            1            -            2
Haverford (13-4, 8-2 CC)                        3            2            -            5

Scoring Summary:
H – Juliana Morgan-Trostle (Alex Waleko), 4:45
M – Katie Corson (Hope Battista), 7:02
H – Margaret Selsor, 15:58
H – Morgan-Trostle, 28:08
H – Bryn Bissey (Morgan-Trostle), 42:18
M – Kaitlin Boerman (Battista), 44:37
H – Morgan-Trostle (Mary Hobbs), 63:30

Shots: M 10, H 21. Penalty Corners: M 9, H 23. Saves:  M 4 (Stephanie Thomson), H 2 (Maggie Cronin).