September 23, 2009

Morris OT Goal Propels Field Hockey

Morris OT Goal Propels Field Hockey

9/23/2009

WASHINGTON- Freshman midfielder Kathryn Morris' (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) penalty stroke gave the CUA field hockey team a 2-1 edge in the overtime period of Wednesday afternoon's contest with the University of Mary Washington. With the win, the squad improves to an impressive 5-1 on the year.

CUA outshot the Eagles 12-8 in the non-conference match-up. Freshman defender Brynn Becker (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) earned one defensive save, while teammate Marian Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./Archbishop Spalding) earned four saves in goal.

Neither team was able to convert in the first half despite a total of seven penalty corners. Mary Washington's Jackie Tait finally converted a penalty corner off a feed from Morgan Jones.

The Cardinals remained relatively quiet until the 59 minute mark, when Emily Dinsmore (Owings, Md./Northern) connected with Meredith Chandler (Tiburon, Calif./St. Ignatius) to bring the score to a 1-1 standstill. The goal sent the two squads into overtime, where Morris recorded her first collegiate goal off a penalty stroke in the 79th minute.

CUA will look to continue their winning ways on Sunday, as they host conference rival Susquehanna University at 1 p.m.

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