Hornets Take 3-0 Decision From Field Hockey Women

Defender Hattie Yeager earned her first start since the second week of the season. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Defender Hattie Yeager earned her first start since the second week of the season. (photo by Scott Eyre)
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ODAC play did not go EMU's way this season.

The field hockey team wrapped up their conference slate Wednesday night, dropping a 3-0 decision to Shenandoah in Harrisonburg. The loss leaves the Royals 0-7 in the ODAC. Eastern Mennonite plays four non-conference games to wrap up the season, starting Friday afternoon with their home finale against Concordia (Wisc.). The Royals are 3-3 in non-conference games.

Shenandoah and EMU played even for most of the first half until the Hornets got on the board in the 31st minute on a rebounded goal from Megan Stevens.

The Royals responded with a rally, including their first shot on goal from Emily Augsburger (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite). After earning a corner, Lauren Hartzler (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) had back-to-back shots blocked, as SU held on to the shutout.

The Hornets made some space after halftime. Morgan Payne had a weak side tap-in in the 55th and Whitney Ross scored in the 65th on another flurry in front of the goal.

Eastern Mennonite made another charge in the final minute, earning a pair of corners and four shots, but SU's back line held.

The Hornets finished with a 34-7 shot advantage. Goalie Kelsey Troyer (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) showed a lot of poise once again, making 16 saves on 19 shots on goal for a solid .842 save percentage.

Augsburger attempted EMU's only shots on goal. Hartzler and Clover Cooper (Barboursville, Va./Orange County) each added three attempts.