(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team came out on top of a see-saw battle with visiting Susquehanna University, turning back the River Hawks, 3-2, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Red Devils struck first as junior Marie Laverdiere (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) found the back of the cage on a corner, scoring off an insert from sophomore Ellie Werner (Hellertown, Pa./Moravian Academy), just over eight minutes into the match.
The River Hawks countered with just over two minutes remaining in the first quarter, netting the equalizer with a goal from Katie Koch.
Susquehanna pulled in front with nine minutes to play in the half as Hunter Pitman finished an assist from Jadyn Berzinski for a 2-1 advantage.
Dickinson would find the answer with under two minutes to play as sophomore Amanda Fruman (Owings Mills, Md./Garrison Forest) capitalized on a scramble in front the cage with a strong shot to tie the game 2-2 at the break.
The Red Devils would take the lead for good in the third quarter. First-year Macara Desai (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) made a pair of nice dodges to work her way into the circle and found juniors Maddie Dombroski (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) and Emma Godfrey (Denver, Colo./Cherry Creek) open on the back post. Both had great look to finish and it was Godfrey who connected for her first goal of the season.
The River Hawks continued to press throughout the remainder of the game, but the Red Devils were solid on defense and worked the ball in the midfield as they improve to 3-1 on the season.
Senior goalkeeper Heather Meeder (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) turned away five shots, making four saves in the third quarter.
The Red Devils kept the pressure on all afternoon, forcing Susquehanna's Emily DiGaetano to make seven saves as the River Hawks slip to 1-4.
The Red Devils are on the road this weekend, traveling to Washington & Lee on Saturday before heading to Liberty University to face the University of Lynchburg on Sunday.