(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team suffered a tough, Centennial Conference loss to #19-ranked Ursinus College on Saturday afternoon.
The Bears capitalized on a penalty corner in the 18th minute as Brooke Overly scored off an assist from Mikayla Jordan to put the visitors on the board. Ursinus struck again, just over three minutes later on an penalty stoke from Bridget Sherry.
The Red Devils answered, forcing a penalty corner as time expired in the first half. First-year Marie Laverdiere (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) found the back of the cage to cut the deficit to 2-1, at the break.
The Bears tallied an insurance goal with just over 11 minutes remaining in regulation as Erin Saybolt finished on a cross from Devon Carroll for the final of 3-1.
In the end, the Bears only held a 9-7 advantage in shots for the game. The Red Devils had a strong start, forcing nine corners in the first half. They finished with a 12-7 edge overall.
Jules Singer finished with four saves while senior Freddie Bancroft (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) tallied three stops on the afternoon.
The Red Devils slip to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the Centennial Conference. They travel to Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm start.
The Red Devils celebrated, Play for Trey Day, an annual event to raise awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. This has become a great event for the Red Devil field hockey team and the Dickinson community.