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2018 McDaniel Field Hockey Week 3: September 10-17

Conference Play Set to Open

Tuesday’s game with Bridgewater will be the final tuneup before conference play opens on Saturday. The Green Terror open the 2018 conference season against Ursinus, which was picked to finish third in the conference preseason poll. McDaniel was picked 11th in the preseason prediction.

Reunited and It Feels So Good

Jensyn Koontz and Emily Houska each tallied a point on Sunday for the first time since Oct. 17 at Frostburg last season. That was the last assist for Koontz and last goal for Houska and the two once again connected on Sunday with Koontz finding Houska in the first half.

THIS WEEK'S FOES

9/11: Bridgewater at McDaniel, 4:30

The Eagles (1-2) enter this week off a 2-1 overtime win over St. Mary’s on Saturday. Bridgewater had not scored a goal in either of its first two games. Jacqueline DiFulvio tied the game off a penalty corner with just 2:19 to play in regulation before Tessa Tierson notched the game winner with 1:15 to play in the first overtime. Emily Witzke has an .821 save percentage through the first three games of the year.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 4-1

• First Meeting: 1999 (WMC 4, BC 0)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (MCD 1, BC 0)

• Streak: McDaniel +2

• Last Bridgewater Win: 2014 (2-1)

9/15: Ursinus at McDaniel, 5:30

The Bears (1-2) enter the week having dropped two of their first three games that included a 1-0 loss to No. 2 Messiah. Ursisus topped William Smith 4-0 for its first win of the year on Saturday. The Bears were receiving votes in the NFHCA preseason poll. Jamie Meyer has scored two goals this season. Gabriela Howard has a goal and an assist. Jules Singer enters the week with a 1.33 goals-against average and .765 save percentage.

• Series Record: Ursinus leads, 16-0

• First Meeting: 2003 (UC 2, MCD 1, OT)

• Last Meeting: 2017 (UC 4, MCD 0)

• Streak: Ursinus +16

• Last McDaniel Win: N/A

Defense First

Emily Farrell made her 11th career defensive save in Sunday’s game. She now ranks third all-time and needs just one more to move into a tie for second place. Paige Messersmith holds the career record with 17.

Credits:

David Sinclair

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