October 24th Division III Highlights Around The State

Here are the Tuesday, October 24th highlights from Division III schools from the state of Maryland that either won and/or drew a tie in their games.

FROSTBURG STATE BOBCATS – Women’s Field Hockey

FROSTBURG, Md. – Three different Bobcats scored a goal as Frostburg State (5-13) pulled a 3-1 upset over the Wilson College Phoenix (9-6) in a non-conference game played at Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats goals were scored by Senior M Ivy Meissner, Junior D Cara Morrell and Junior F Samantha Schaffer.  Senior GK Nicole Leighty allowed only one goal and saved five shots in the upset victory.

GOUCHER GOPHERS & WASHINGTON COLLEGE SHOREMEN – Men’s Soccer

TOWSON, Md. – In a battle of two Division III colleges in the state of Maryland from different conferences, The Goucher Gophers (6-6-1) of the Landmark Conference played to a 0-0(2OT) tie against the Washington College Shoremen (5-10-1) of the Centennial Conference at Beldon Field.

Gophers Junior GK Daniel Hendry had nine saves in the tie and his counter-part, Shoremen Sophomore GK Jonathan Luciani had six saves of his own.

GOUCHER GOPHERS & NOTRE DAME (MARYLAND) GATORS – Women’s Soccer

BALTIMORE, Md. – In another match-up of two Division III colleges from difference soccer conferences in Maryland, the Goucher Gophers (7-8-2) of the Landmark Conference defeated the Notre Dame (Maryland) Gators (2-13-0) of the Colonial States Athletic Conference, 3-0, at Alumnae Field.

Sophomore M Isabel Suazo had two goals for the Gophers and Junior F Camryn Mackey added another goal in between Suazo’s two goals.  Freshman GK Erica Bulzomi had six saves for Goucher as the Gophers out-shot the Gators 17-9 for the game, including an 11-6 edge on shots on goal.

JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS – Women’s Field Hockey

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Two Johns Hopkins Blue Jays players continued their climb of  all-time Blue Jays women’s field hockey goal scorers and two Blue Jays goalkeepers had a total of seven saves as Johns Hopkins (12-4; 8-1) defeated the Gettysburg Bullets, 3-1, in a Centennial Conference match-up at Shirk Field.

The victory now gives Johns Hopkins a first-round bye in the upcoming 2017 Centennial Conference Women’s Field Hockey tournament.

All three of the Blue Jays goals were scored in the first half.  Senior F Claire Kavanagh had her team-leading 12th goal of the season.  Her 21 career goals puts her in 17th place all-time at Johns Hopkins.  Teammate Senior F Princess Sutherland’s goal was her career-best seventh of the season and gave her 22 career goals and she now stands in 15th place on the all-time list.  Junior F Megan Ophel added another first-half goal to close out the scoring for the Blue Jays.

Sophomore GK Jodie Baris played the entire first half and didn’t allow a single goal and saved the only shot on goal she faced for Johns Hopkins.  Senior GK Greta Helvie allowed one second-half goal and had six saves as she played the final 35 minutes for the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins ends it’s regular season on Saturday when the #13 Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (13-2; 9-0 Centennial Conference) come to Homewood field to conclude play in the 2017 Women’s Field Hockey Centennial Conference and a battle for the number one seed in the conference tournament.  Game time is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

Erick Seltzer

Served in the US Navy as a journalist between 2/25/1991 & 9/15/1993. My duty station was Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. I was one of the writers for the weekly publication, "Trident Tides." While there, I successfully started the first-ever coverage of sports on and off the base to much positive response. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it. I'm always open to suggestions and hope you enjoy what I write about. Please feel free to leave a comment here or to get in contact me with, email me @ frederick.seltzer@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back from the readers and teams.

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