The Saint Michael’s College field hockey team went 1-1 during the season-opening SHIP Field Hockey Classic at Shippensburg (Pa.) University over the weekend, taking the top-ranked hosts to overtime before falling 2-1 on Saturday and blanking Mansfield (Pa.) University, 1-0, on Sunday. Shippensburg, which won the 2016 NCAA Tournament, received its current national ranking from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
Sophomore MaKayla Foster (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury Union) scored her first career goal against Shippensburg, while classmate Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) made 13 saves in her college debut, including eight in the second half and three during overtime. She was the first Purple Knight keeper other than Abigail Bowie ’17 to appear since Nov. 15, 2014, after Bowie played all 2,604:27 of her team’s minutes the last two seasons. Senior Jenna Deschaine (Claremont, N.H./Stevens) registered a defensive save during overtime, juniors Claire Kondrotas (Barre, Mass./Quabbin Regional) and Katie Leonard (Carmel, N.Y./The Ursuline School) made defensive stops in the final eight minutes of regulation, and senior Jackie Matthews (Auburn, Mass./Auburn) assisted Foster. Saint Michael’s kept the Raiders off the board in overtime until 8:18 had elapsed.
Deschaine scored the lone goal against Mansfield, and Hurley made two saves with no time remaining to clinch the victory. A defender, Deschaine deposited the second game-winning goal of her career, while Hurley totaled seven saves for her first career win and shutout in her second start. First-year Marieke Algie (De Bilt, The Netherlands/Utrechts Stedelijk Gymnasium) picked up an assist.