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BAKER PACES EAGLES TO CAC TITLE GAME
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Caitlin Baker scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the fifth-ranked University of Mary Washington field hockey team to a 5–1 win over St. Mary’s College in Capital Athletic Conference semifinals Thursday at the UMW Battleground Athletic Complex. The Eagles improve to 17–1 on the season.
Florence George, Lisa Charney and Jenna Steele also scored for UMW. The Eagles led in shots, 19–4, and in penalty corners, 22–2. Charney had a defensive save.
The Eagles will host the CAC championship against Wesley College Saturday at 2 p.m.
David Heller scored the game’s lone goal on an Omar Ismail assist in double overtime to lift the fifth-seeded Eagles past host and top-seed Salisbury University, 1–0, in the CAC tournament semifinals. UMW advances to the conference championship for the first time since 2006.
The Eagles led in shots, 14–8, while Salisbury led in corner kicks, 8–3. Tyler Back made five saves in goal in setting a new UMW school record with his 10th shutout of the year.
Mary Washington will visit York College in the CAC title game Saturday. UMW last won the CAC Championship in 2001.
The Eagles dropped a 1–0 decision at Salisbury University in the CAC semifinals.
Jamie Hovendon scored her first goal of the season on Tabitha Brown’s to propel the Sea Gulls in the first half. The Sea Gulls led in shots, 29–11, as well as in corner kicks, 7–2.
Charlotte Owens had 13 saves in net for Mary Washington (13–2–3), which must now await a possible at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, which will be announced on Monday.
Kaitlynn Wickersham’s 10 kills and seven digs helped pace the Eagles over Frostburg State University in three sets in the first round of the CAC tournament at the Anderson Center.
The Eagles next travel to top-ranked Salisbury University for the CAC semifinals tonight. It’s UMW’s third trip to the school this season.
Ellen Smethurst had nine kills and Kayla Crawford scored seven kills and nine digs for the Eagles, while Ana Hinden added six kills.
Maggie Parrish had 19 assists and Courtney Guengerich 16 for UMW while Christine Tran had 12 digs. Parrish also added seven service aces.
Division I American University placed four scorers in double figures in a 71–46 exhibition victory over Mary Washington Wednesday night in Washington.
Freshman Jamie Richardson had a team-high nine points for UMW, which opens its regular season Nov. 20 against Hampden–Sydney in Rocky Mount, N.C.
UMW shot just 29 percent in a 74–33 exhibition loss to Division I William & Mary Wednesday night in Williamsburg.
Sophomore Aubrey Howland had eight points and nine rebounds to lead the Eagles, who are ranked 16th in D3hoops.com’s preseason poll and open Nov. 16 against Virginia Wesleyan in Ashland.
UMW’s Alex Anderson and Amber Kerico were named CAC swimmers of the week. Anderson won three events and Kerico two in a dual meet against Washington & Lee.