(Allentown, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team played another hard-fought battle with Muhlenberg College in the opening round of the Centennial Conference Championship on Wednesday night. The host Mules scored the lone goal of the night in the 57th minute to advance to the semifinals on Saturday.
Muhlenberg had the advantage in the offensive end in the first half, outshooting the Red Devils 6-1. Dickinson was solid defensively, allowing just a pair of penalty corners before the break.
Rachel Richards put the Mules on the board with 13 minutes to play and the hosts would make a strong defensive stand down the stretch.
The Red Devils continued to put pressure on as senior Chelsea Kramer (New Vernon, N.J./Morristown-Beard) fired off back-to-back shots, forcing a pair of saves from Jordan Segrave.
Dickinson followed up with three straight penalty corners but were unable to produce the equalizer.
The Devils outshot the Mules, 8-5, in the second half while holding a 6-1 advantage in corners. Segrave finished with five saves on the night as Muhlenberg improved to 9-7 on the year.
Junior goalkeeper Heather Meeder (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) made seven saves for the Red Devils.
Dickinson finishes the season at 6-12 while the Mules will travel to Franklin & Marshall on Saturday to face the Diplomats.