November 6, 2013

#11 UMW Field Hockey Falls at #8 Salisbury, 2-1, in CAC Semifinals

The 11th ranked University of Mary Washington field hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision at Salisbury University on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. The Eagles fall to 15-3 on the season.

Salisbury went ahead with the lone goal of the first half, as Courtney Jantzen scored 11 minutes into the game on a Samantha Johnson assist. In the second half, Jantzen scored again with 13:50 remaining to give the Gulls a 2-0 advantage.

The Eagles cut the deficit in half to 2-1 as sophomore Haley Kane scored on a Kathleen Namey assist with 4:41 left, but the Eagles weren't able to find the tying score.

Salisbury led in shots, 11-9, but the Eagles led in penalty corners, 9-8. Emily Badis had six saves in goal for the Eagles, while Rachel Clewer had three saves and Amanda Cooper one defensive save for Salisbury.

The Eagles must now await a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.