St. Mary's Hands EMU First Loss Of 2019

Brandy Troutman played great defense in addition to her first career assist. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Brandy Troutman played great defense in addition to her first career assist. (photo by Scott Eyre)

EMU's field hockey team ran into a flock of Seahawks on Saturday, suffering a 7-1 road loss at St. Mary's (Md.).

It was the first loss of the year for the Royals (2-1) after back-to-back shutout wins.

St. Mary's got all the breaks early and scored on three of their first four shots. They had a 6-0 lead by the 42nd minute.

The women kept pushing and finally got on the board midway through the fourth quarter after earning a corner. Morgan Tricarico (Culpeper, Va./Eastern View) took a pass back from Brandy Troutman (Mountville, Va./Hempfield) and hit the cage in the 52nd minute.

Tricarico's goal was the only score St. Mary's (3-0) has allowed so far this season.

St. Mary's added one more late goal for the final margin.

Troutman had a busy day, collecting three defensive saves to go with her assist.

Eastern Mennonite will get another good non-conference test on Wednesday, hosting McDaniel College in Harrisonburg at 4:00pm. The Royals also host Juniata on Saturday on a special Field Hockey Alumni Day.