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Messersmith smacks seventh

Paige Messersmith  2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Paige Messersmith 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored twice in the second half to overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeat Stevenson 2-1 in non-conference field hockey action on Wednesday.

Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) registered her seventh goal of the season for the Green Terror (3-2), scoring the game-winner in the 53rd minute.

Amy Tamarana tallied for the Mustangs (2-2) with just 17 seconds left in the first half.

In the 50th minute, Julie Little (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) sent a long hit in from the right side of the field that Jayde Kauffman (Oley, Pa./Oley Valley) corralled on the back post and finished at the 49:25 mark.

Just 3:16 later, Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) sent a penalty corner to the top of the circle, where Messersmith whacked it home for the game-winner.

The Green Terror defense withstood a Stevenson push late, highlighted by a Messersmith defensive save in the 66th minute.

Off a corner in the 35th minute, Allyson Moody played a ball to the far post that Tamarana cleaned up on a scramble for the 1-0 lead.

McDaniel opens the Centennial Conference at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 6:30 p.m.