PAXTON, Mass. (9.11.11) – Junior forward Marybeth McClune (Worcester, Mass.) scored twice, as the Anna Maria College field hockey team defeated Elmira College by a score of 2-0 at AMCAT Field on Sunday afternoon. The win snaps a 3-game skid for the AMCATS who now improve to 1-3 on the year, while the Soaring Eagles remain winless on the season with a mark of 0-3.
McClune led the way for the AMCATS with four points on two goals, putting seven shots on net. Junior Shannon Looney (Leicester, Mass.) earned an assist and junior Brooke Denver (New Britain, CT) and freshman Bridget Larson picked up key defensive saves in the game. Freshman MJ Steinmetz (Grafton, Mass) earned her first collegiate win in goal for the AMCATS, making nine saves on the day.
The AMCATS tallied the score sheet in the 39th minute; Shannon Looney took a drive from the top of the 16 yard circle on net that McClune tipped in inside the left post for the 1-0 lead.
Anna Maria made it 2-0 with just two seconds remaining in the game when once again McClune scored a weak side goal off a scramble in front of the net.
Elmira played well the entire game Sarah Harden-Marshall and McKenna Light paced the Soaring Hawks with 4 and 5 shots respectively.
Anna Maria held the slight edge in shots 16-13 but Elmira led in penalty corners 10-7. Goaltender Lauren Thomas had eight saves in the loss.
Anna Maria returns to action tomorrow when they host Rivier College at 4:00 pm and Elmira travels to the University of Rochester on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm match-up.