No. 12 Messiah 5, No. 1 Franklin & Marshall 1
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Top-ranked Franklin & Marshall suffered its first loss of the season after dropping a 5-1 decision against No. 12 Messiah in non-conference field hockey action on Wednesday night.
The defeat moved the Diplomats' record to 10-1, ending an impressive win streak to open the season that ranked second-best in program history. The Falcons improved to 8-2 with the triumph.
Messiah struck early in the first when the Falcons' Moriah Pfautz charged up the field and fired a shot into the cage just six minutes into the contest to hand Messiah a 1-0 lead.
Action remained scoreless throughout the remainder of the first until a flurry of scoring in the closing minute of the half. Meghan Barlow knotted the score at 1-1 with only 59 seconds remaining on the clock with her second goal of the season.
However, the game remained tied for a mere 19 seconds when Pfautz notched her second of the game to send the Falcons into the half with a 2-1 lead.
Entering play ranked second in the nation in goals against average (0.5), the Diplomats struggled to keep Messiah off the board in the second half.
Neither squad could generate offense in the beginning of the second until back-to-back goals from Messiah in the 43rd and 44th minute gave the Falcons a commanding 4-1 advantage.
Messiah capped off the scoring just 10 minutes later when the Falcons' Celina Nissley collected a rebound off an Avery Koep save and fired a shot past the F&M keeper to make the score 5-1.
No. 7 Salisbury 8, York (Pa.) 1
SALISBURY, Md. -- Seventh-ranked Salisbury played through a driving rain on Wednesday night at Sea Gull Stadium, picking up an 8-1 win in the team's first Capital Athletic Conference match of the season, against York (Pa.).
Courtney Jantzen scored two, Stavey Lamboni scored two, Summer Washburn, Hannah Miller, Yumi Kim and Hannah Castelow all scored to bring the tally to eight goals. Kailey Brewer scored the lone goal for York (Pa.).
No. 9 Mary Washington 3, Johns Hopkins 1
BALTIMORE -- Sophomore Haley Kane scored the eventual game winner 1:26 into the second half as ninth-ranked Mary Washington defeated Johns Hopkins 3-1 in Baltimore on Wednesday. The Eagles improve to 12-0 on the season, including a 9-0 mark away from the Battleground.
The Eagles scored first, as sophomore Carlee Budd scored on a penalty corner assisted by freshman Christine Loehr with 21:36 remaining in the first half. The Blue Jays tied the score 4:30 later, as Maddie Fryer scored her sixth goal of the season.
In the second, Kane scored her 10th goal of the year on a Jenna Steele assist with 33:34 remaining. Sophomore Nicole Guinn added an insurance score with 15:45 left, collecting a saved shot off the stick of Steele to push the lead to 3-1.
The Eagles led in shots 22-13 and in penalty corners 10-3. Junior Emily Badis had four saves and sophomore Kathleen Namey added a defensive save for the Eagles, while Zoey Attabeck had 12 stopped for Johns Hopkins.