McDaniel in ECAC field

 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel will travel to Lebanon Valley for the first round of the 2011 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic field hockey tournament on Wednesday. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Green Terror (10-7) earned the No. 8 seed and will take on the top-seeded Flying Dutchmen (14-5) in the quarterfinals of the eight-team tournament. McDaniel is making its first ECAC appearance since 2003. Lebanon Valley is making its first ECAC appearance since winning the title in 2004.

The winner of Wednesday's game will meet the winner of the matchup between No. 4 Stevens (11-7) and No. 5 Wesley (12-9) in one of Saturday's semifinals. The other semifinal will pit the winners of the No. 2 Alvernia (13-7) and No. 7 FDU-Florham (12-9) and No. 3 Juniata (10-8) and No. 6 Ramapo (11-5). Matchups will take place at the site of the highest remaining seed.

The championship game will take place between the two semifinal winners on Sunday.

Senior Lindsay Riordon (Monkton, Md./Hereford) leads the Green Terror attack this season with 12 goals and 26 points. Sophomore Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) has seven goals and 14 points.

Senior Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) and freshman Natalie Price (Elkton, Md./Elkton) lead the way with four assists each.

Senior Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) has played 1155 minutes in goal this season and has a 1.82 goals-against average and .771 save percentage.

Wednesday's Quarterfinal Schedule:
No. 8 McDaniel (10-7) at No. 1 Lebanon Valley (14-5), 2:00
No. 7 FDU-Florham (12-9) at No. 2 Alvernia (13-7), TBA
No. 6 Ramapo (11-5) at No. 3 Juniata (10-8), 2:00
No. 5 Wesley (12-9) and No. 4 Stevens (11-7), 7:00