September 26, 2010

Jones, Baker Lead UMW Field Hockey Past Eastern Mennonite, 4-1



Junior forward Morgan Jones (Williamsburg, Va., Walsingham Academy) scored a pair of goals, and freshman Caitlin Baker (Falls Church, Va., McLean) added a goal and an assist to lead the University of Mary Washington field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Eastern Mennonite University on Sunday afternoon at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to 5-4 overall, while the Royals slip to 5-3.

The Eagles jumped ahead early, as senior Emma Jones (Yorktown, Va., York) scored on a Mackenzie Sloan assist less than four minutes into the game. The game remained tied for the next 35 minutes. The Eagles opened the second half with Morgan Jones scoring the first of her two goals on a Baker assist with 30 minutes remaining in the game. 

Eastern Mennonite cut the deficit in half with 25 minutes left in regulation, but Baker scored with eight minutes remaining, and Jones added her second score with just over a minute left for the three-goal cushion.

The Eagles outshot the Royals, 13-6, and had 14 penalty corners to six for EMU. Chrissy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va., Robinson) had a pair of saves for Mary Washington, with senior defenders Heidi Sheehan (Scituate, Mass., Scituate) and Nicole Conti (Virginia Beach, Va., Bayside) each adding a defensive save. EMU's Becky Nolt had five saves.

Mary Washington will be back in action on Wednesday when they host Christopher Newport University at 4:30 p.m.