WINCHESTER, Va. - Field hockey battled a full 70 minutes to earn a 2-1 comeback win over York College on Saturday afternoon.
Shenandoah (3-1) used a pair of goals in the 66th and 68th minute of the game to defeat the Spartans (1-2) in the non-league contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED
65:18 | Morgan Payne inserted a penalty corner to Taylor Hayes who passed it off to Kayla Alderman on her left. Alderman then ripped a shot into the far right corner of the goal to tie the game up 1-1.
67:25 | Megan Stevens collected a loose ball in front of the goal after a penalty corner, Stevens shot once which was saved by York goalie but her second shot went in. Stevens goal put the Hornets up 2-1 and proved to be the game-winning goal.
49:38 | York scored the first goal of the game. Isabella Morande came up with a big save in the scramble in front of the goal. York's Peyton Martino collected the loose ball then crossed it in front for Sam Collis to score.
QUOTES FROM COACH
"We knew we had to battle for 70 minutes," said Head Coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft. "We fought until the last second and took advantage of our opportunities on penalty corners."
Shenandoah plays again on the 12th at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. which is slated for a 4:00 p.m. start.
SU outshot York 21-6.
15 of Shenandoah's shots were on goal.
SU held the advantage in penalty corners 12-2
York had five defensive saves.
Megan Stevens recorded two defensive saves for Shenandoah.
Today's win was the program's second-ever win over York.