Posted: Sep 28, 2022
HARRISONBURG, Va. - EMU field hockey faced their toughest test of the season thus far on Wednesday, taking on the Phoenix of Wilson College, an NCAA qualifier a year ago.
The Royals played hard but a pair of Wilson goals in the third quarter propelled the Phoenix to a 4-1 win over EMU Wednesday night.
Records: EMU 5-2, 0-0 ODAC | Wilson 4-3, 0-0 CSAC
- 3' - Wilson had the first shot on goal, putting one at the EMU cage in the third minute. But Royals keeper, Marie Wilson, picked up the save to keep the game scoreless.
- 5' - EMU's first chance of the game came off a penalty corner in the fifth minute. Elizabeth Longacre played the corner in and found Cassidy Armstrong whose shot sailed just wide.
- 15' - In the final minute of the first quarter, Wilson's Paige Ney took a pass from Brea Kelso and put it past Wilson, giving the Phoenix a 1-0 lead.
- Both defenses looked strong in the second quarter, not allowing a goal. Brandy Troutman picked up a defensive save and M. Wilson had three saves in the frame to keep the score 1-0, Phoenix, at the half.
- 40' & 45' - After an EMU yellow card forced the Royals to play a man down for five minutes, Wilson took advantage of the opportunity and scored on a goal from Kelso with an assist to Ney. Kelso followed that up with a late third quarter goal to give WC a 3-0 lead heading to the fourth.
- 50' - The Royals got on the board 5 minutes into the final quarter. Off a penalty corner, Juliana Ghally beat the Phoenix keeper for her fourth goal of the season and cutting the Royals deficit to two. Unfortunately for the Royals, Wilson added another goal and kept EMU off the board, picking up the three-goal win.
- J. Ghally - 1 goal
- M. Wilson - 6 saves
- Ann Ghally - 2 saves
- Cassidy Armstrong - 2 defensive saves
EMU will head south on Saturday to kickoff ODAC play with a date against Roanoke. That game will start at 12 pm.
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