Field Hockey Beaten By Haverford in Third Straight Shootout

Field Hockey Beaten By Haverford in Third Straight Shootout

CARLISLE, Pa. - For the third straight game 80 minutes was not enough to decide things on the field hockey pitch for Dickinson as they participated in their third shootout of the season. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, they would be bested in the event for the first time as Delaney Snowden had the only successful penalty stroke attempt to earn a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference play.

Dickinson carried play in the first quarter as they earned ten penalty corners in the opening frame, and got shots from Hannah Spiri, Abby Marthins, and Katie Marthins. However, they only forced one save out of Hannah Roth as the game went to the second still 0-0. 

It would take just 1:25 into the second before the Devils would finally cash in as Amanda Fruman inserted the corner to Spiri who stepped inside the arc and fired a low shot past Roth for the 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, for the home side, it took just 55-seconds for the Fords to answer back with Ravenel Davis finding Anna Kirm for the finish as she beat Saige Stevens to make it 1-1 at the half.

In the opening minute of the third DC had their chance to reclaim the lead, but Sierra Bobb and Sydney Egler each had shots blocked by the defense. Four minutes later Olivia Ahart and Kirn were unable to muster shots on cage. Spiri would record two more shots in the period, however, Roth kicked one away while the other rolled wide to send things to the fourth.

Dickinson would have three penalty corners early in the frame but did not record a shot. Spiri continued to be a one-person wrecking crew late in regulation blasting two more shots on goal, however, Roth was up to the task forcing overtime. 

Fruman tried to end the game 38-seconds into the extra session, but the defense blocked her try. With six minutes gone Davis got inside the arc and had her shot beaten away by the DC backline. Spiri had a go with just over a minute remaining, however, it was blocked. Stevens would be tasked with making a save two minutes into the second overtime period as she denied Davis. Dickinson looked to take advantage of the final corner of the match as Spiri ripped one past Roth, unfortunately, Julie Post was there to sweep it off the line.

Tara Hausker began the shootout for the Devils, but never got a shot off. Stevens came way out of her cage to shutdown Amy Kim on the Fords first chance. Hailey Womer was next and she completely lost the handle of the ball. Snowden followed and she backed Stevens down, before rolling a backhand into the cage. Bobb and Marthins were unable to get their chances off clean, while Spiri was denied on the final shot for the Devils as Roth made a strong diving stop to her left to end the game. 

Next on the Pitch

Dickinson welcomes Franklin & Marshall College to the Biddle Field Complex on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. for a pivotal Centennial Conference matchup.