Davidson Field Hockey Blanks Saint Louis, Seniors Honored
DAVIDSON — Two late goals provided the difference for Davidson in a 2-0 win over Saint Louis in Atlantic 10 field hockey Friday night at Belk Turf Field.
The Wildcats improved to 3-12 overall with their first league win, and it came on senior night, as the team honored Addie Clark, Emily Roebuck and Sarah Zeszotarski prior to the game.
“All in all, it was a great team effort,” said Davidson coach Zoe Almquist. “We were strong defensively, and I think we stayed calm. Then when we had our opportunities, we took them.”
The Wildcats had all three of their penalty corners and all five of their shots in the second half, while Zeszotarski kept the Billikens scoreless while facing five shots on goal and five corners.
“She had such determination tonight,” said Almquist.
The Wildcats broke through in the 53rd minute with freshman Amy Worscheh’s first career goal. She scored on a play that began with a Caroline Wack long ball up the right side. Valerie Hajek then carried the ball on the base line and found Worscheh to finish.
“It was awesome to see Amy put that in, and it’s great to have a freshman step up for the seniors like that,” said Almquist.
With the Billikens (0-12) on the ropes, the Wildcats weren’t done, however. Less than five minutes later, they struck again, this time on a penalty corner. McGee Roman input the ball and Julia Smith finished it, after a touch by Nellie Turnage. It’s the fourth goal of the year for Smith, which ties her with Roman for the team lead.
Editor’s Note: Addie Clark (#4) is a Psychology Major from Vienna, Virginia. Emily Roebuck (#9) is a Biology and Pre-Med Major from Lutherville, Maryland. Sarah Zeszotarski (#23) is a Biology Major from Chalfont, Pennsylvania. The seniors walked out onto the turf escorted by members of their families, and after the win the seniors and their families celebrated with a special tailgate BBQ.