Late stroke pushes Green Terror past Bullets

Senior Lexie Mowery gave the Bullets a 1-0 lead early in the second half. (Photo courtesy of David Sinclair, GCC&M)

By Meredith Tombs, Contributing Writer

The Gettysburg women’s field hockey team worked hard against McDaniel last Wednesday, October 22. They ultimately fell 2-1, with McDaniel breaking the tie in the final minutes of the game.

The first half of the home game was a defensive battle. Neither team could come up with a goal, even though Gettysburg had eight offensive corners. The Bullets hold an overall record of 4-11 this season, with the Green Terror at 9-7.

A few minutes into the second half, senior Lexie Mowery, assisted by class- mate Kellyann Walley, scored against McDaniel goalie Calia White. White recorded 5 saves against the Bullets last Wednesday.

Mowery, from Mechanicsburg, PA, has two goals and three assists this sea- son, averaging 1.2 shots per game. She began her first season at Gettysburg as a defensive specialist. Mowery has shown her flexibility as a player, as both a defender and a midfielder, throughout her career as a Bullet.

Kellyann Walley, one of two seniors on the team, serves as co-captain with Lexie Mowery. A forward from Northport, NY, Walley has one goal this season, in addition to her assist against McDaniel.

Shortly after Mowery scored, the Green Terror answered with a goal of their own. Rachel Cressman was assisted by McDaniel teammate Bayley Vohs.

Late in the game, Vohs was awarded a penalty stroke. In her one-on-one with Bullet goalie Haley Mowery, she put the ball in the cage with just three minutes left. McDaniel finished on top with a 2-1 victory.

“It’s tough to lose like that in the last three minutes after working so hard the whole game,” shared junior Mari Bigley.

Bigley, from Duncannon, PA, took three shots on goal in the game against McDaniel on Wednesday, but was unable to find an opening. This is her third season playing on the midfield line for the lady Bullets. She has one goal and one assist re- corded this season.

Gettysburg goalie, Haley Mowery, is a first-year from Mechanicsburg, PA. She stopped 3 shots from McDaniel last Wednesday. Mowery has 101 saves recorded so far, with a season high of 16 saves against Franklin & Marshall.

Haley and Lexie Mowery’s older sister, Ashely, is the current assistant coach of the team, under head coach Barb Jordan.

The Bullets had been hoping for a large turnout of fans at Shirk Field, but the windy and drizzly day didn’t entice many spectators.

“It’s always nice to have a bunch of fans come out, but you can’t really expect that when the weather’s like that,” Bigley said. “It [the poor weather] doesn’t re- ally help us playing, either,” she added.

The women’s field hockey team has come up short against their most re- cent opponents as well, falling by just one point to both Muhlenberg (0-1) last Friday and Franklin & Marshall (2- 3) on Tuesday.

The lady Bullets are looking for a strong finish to their season. Their final game will be on Saturday, October 31 against Johns Hopkins. This Centennial Conference game will begin at 3:30 on the Bullets home turf at Shirk Field.

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Author: Isabel Gibson Penrose

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