Despite a spectacular showing on defense, the field hockey team lost 3-0 to the second best team in the country, Salisbury University, on Sunday.
While Salisbury’s reputation may have seemed a bit intimidating, the Eagles never backed down. The Sea Gulls outshot the Eagles, 19-2, and had 16 penalty corners to three for the Eagles, but junior goalie Chrissy Bowdren had 10 saves along with 4 saves made by the defense.
In response to being asked about all that defensive action, Bowdren said, “We really trained very hard defensively, and I think we did a spectacular job.”
Salisbury first scored when one forward narrowly slipped the ball past Bowdren with 7:58 remaining in the first half. The two second half goals would come off of deflections at 13:36 elapsed and 2:50 left to play.
Junior Heidi Sheehan described the Eagles’ overall performance by saying “We gave it everything we had.”
Coach Dana Hall concurred: “Our defense stopped all their initial corners and did well. We really played great.”
With the loss, the Eagles fall to 11-6 on the season, and 4-2 Capital Athletic Conference play.