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2018 McDaniel Field Hockey Week 1: August 30-September 5

Opening Statement

McDaniel has dropped its last two season openers. However, the Green Terror is 4-0 all-time when opening the season against an ODAC opponent, including defeating Randolph-Macon 4-3 in double overtime to start 2013. McDaniel has won three of its last five home openers.

Housed It

Emily Houska returns to lead the offense in 2018. The junior recorded a team-best six goals as a sophomore.

THIS WEEK'S FOES

8/31: McDaniel at Randolph-Macon, 4:30

The Yellow Jackets (0-0) enter 2018 off a 6-13 season last year that included dropping six of their last seven games. Randolph-Macon returns Georgia Drescher in the midfield, a second-team All-ODAC selection as a rookie. She contributed a goal and two assists last year. Classmate Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres was a third-team all-conference selection after a seven-goal, five-assist season.

• Series Record: McDaniel leads, 1-0

• First Meeting: 2013 (MCD 4, RMC 3, 2OT)

• Last Meeting: 2013 (MCD 4, RMC 3, 2OT)

• Streak: McDaniel +1

• Last Randolph-Macon Win: N/A

9/2: Wesley at McDaniel, 11:00

The Wolverines (0-0) enter the season coming off a 5-13 campaign a year ago. Wesley returns four of its top six goal scorers from 2017, including junior Kaila Hindt, who led the way with five tallies. She also led the squad with four assists and 14 points. Sidney Knott also returns between the pipes after a 2.17 goals-against average and .747 save percentage last season.

• Series Record: Wesley leads, 2-0

• First Meeting: 2012 (WC 3, MCD 2, OT)

• Last Meeting: 2013 (WC 2, MCD 0)

• Streak: Wesley +2

• Last McDaniel Win: N/A

Miss Assister

Megan Quattrone was a key cog in the Green Terror offense last season. She led the team with five assists and was second on the team with four goals. The senior will once again be called on to lead the way up front.

Head Coach Kellina Yarrish, 1st season

This marks the first season on the Green Terror sideline for head coach Kellina Yarrish. She takes over after spending the last three seasons at the helm at Cedar Crest, guiding the Falcons to improving records each year. She will have familiarity on the staff with McDaniel all-time leading scorer Gabrielle Yore joining the coaching staff.

Credits:

David Sinclair

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