Maddie Taylor and Hunter Pitman Score in Field Hockey Win

Maddie Taylor and Hunter Pitman Score in Field Hockey Win

Freshman Maddie Taylor and sophomore Hunter Pitman scored early goals and senior Julia Hasircoglu added a penalty stroke as the Susquehanna University Field Hockey team posted a 3-1 win over McDaniel College Wednesday afternoon in Westminster, Maryland.

Taylor opened the scoring for Susquehanna (3-2) less than 16 minutes into the game with a shot off a rebound from in close to give the River Hawks the early 1-0 lead.

Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Taylor scored her second goal of the game with a direct shot off a penalty corner with an assist from Jess Smith for the 2-0 Susquehanna lead.

McDaniel (1-4) cut the lead in half seven minutes later with a goal off a rebounded save.

Five minutes later, Susquehanna was awarded a penalty stroke and Hasircoglu scored to give the River Hawks a 3-1 cushion. Susquehanna held the lead and improved to 3-2 on the season.

Emily DiGaetano made seven saves in the Susquehanna cage for the win.

The River Hawks return to action Sunday with a neutral site game against St. Mary's College (Maryland). The game will be played at Notre Dame Prep School in Towson, Maryland with a 1 p.m. start.