McCardell Scores Game-Winner as Delaware Field Hockey Defeats Hofstra, 3-2
October 29, 2010
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - - Amanda McCardell scored the game-winner with 5:50 remaining in regulation as the University of Delaware field hockey team defeated Hofstra, 3-2, in Colonial Athletic Association action on Friday afternoon, at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium.
Delaware (8-9, 2-5 CAA) scored first, but then the two teams traded goals before McCardell put home her third goal of the season with a high shot from near the top of the circle.
Missy Woodie started the scoring for the Blue Hens, as she scored her first goal of the season off a pass from Michelle Drummonds. The pass came following a penalty corner play, with Drummonds opting to pass back to Woodie at the top of the circle. The goal came at 32:43 into the match, and the Blue Hens went into the halftime break, leading 1-0.
Hofstra (6-11, 1-6 CAA) responded quickly after the break, scoring 3:44 into the second half as Micaela Gallagher tallied her second goal of the season off a pass by Dieke ter Weel off a penalty corner.
It was the Blue Hens turn to retaliate, as Melissa LeNoir put the team back on top with a goal 15:41 into the second half. She received a pass from Heather Hartman in front of the goal, and LeNoir posted her seventh goal of the season.
The Pride would not be outdone, however, as Gallagher got her team back in the game, with a goal with 16 minutes left on the clock. Again off a penalty corner, Gallagher used an inserting pass and a stick-stop by Arielle Williams and ter Weel, beating Noelle Diana to tie the game at 2-2.
With 5:50 showing on the clock, it was time for McCardell to put the Blue Hens ahead for the final time, as she beat Amanda Heyde and the Pride defense for the game-winner.
Diana saved the game for Delaware at the end of the match, as Hofstra poured it on in the final minutes, recording three shots on goal in the last 2:43. Diana made all three saves, including the last one with 55 seconds on the clock.
Delaware was outshot 15-10, and lost the penalty corner battle, 5-2, but won on the scoreboard in the only category that matters.
Diana made six saves for the Blue Hens, as Drummonds chipped in with an outstanding defensive save, keeping the score at 2-1, momentarily. Heyde recorded five saves for the Pride.
Delaware remains on the road for their final contest of the 2010 campaign. They will travel to Philadelphia to play rival #17 Drexel. It is a rematch of last season CAA Championship game in which Delaware defeated the Dragons 1-0. The game is scheduled to start at noon.
Delaware def. Hofstra, 3-2
Scoring Summary: First Half - UD - Missy Woodie (Michelle Drummonds), 32:43; Second Half - HOFSTRA – Micaela Gallagher (Dieke ter Weel), 43:44; UD – Melissa LeNoir (Heather Hartman), 50:41; HOFSTRA – Micaela Gallagher (Arielle Williams and Dieke ter Weel), 59:00; UD – Amanda McCardell, 64:10
Shots: Delaware - 10, Hofstra – 15; Penalty Corner: Delaware – 2, Hofstra – 5; Saves: Delaware – 7 (Noelle Diana – 6, Michelle Drummonds - 1), Hofstra – 5 (Amanda Heyde)Back To Field Hockey Home Field Hockey Story Archive