The Royals had their chances against Wilson College on Sunday in Chambersburg, Pa., but could not cash in, falling 3-0. EMU's field hockey women had a three-game winning streak snapped in the loss, with their season record settling at 3-2 after a weekend split at the Wilson Invitational.
Eastern Mennonite played well in the first half, especially, owning a 9-4 shots advantage in the frame. Wilson, however, snuck on the scoreboard in their first scoring opportunity, when Kailey Mixell scored on her own rebounded effort in the 15th minute.
The Royals continued to control play and earned a 9-1 margin in corners, but Emily Price (Hampton, Va./Homeschool) missed a penalty stroke in the 30th in a fitting summary of the half.
The Phoenix got some momentum after halftime and added a score from tourney MVP Miranda Long in the 43rd minute, again on a rebounded shot. Nine minutes later, Long put the game out of reach with another goal for the final 3-0 score.
The teams ended tied in shots at 17-17, although Wilson had an edge in shots on goal at 14-10.
Emily Augsburger (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) fired seven shots to lead the offense. Price had five.
EMU returns home on Wednesday, getting powerful Mary Washington in a 6:00pm game in Harrisonburg.