LANCASTER, Pa.– Six first-half Franklin & Marshall goals Wednesday led to the seventh straight McDaniel field hockey loss at Tylus Field.
Megan Quattrone scored the lone goal for McDaniel (1-9, 0-5) in the 62nd minute to draw the score to a final 6-1. Quattrone was assisted by Gabrielle Yore off an Emily Farrell penalty corner.
“I knew the wins would be hard to come by,” said head coach Melissa Jones, “but I didn’t think that my problem was going to be our health. I thought my problem was going to be getting them to maintain a standard.”
McDaniel is playing with just one field-ready substitute, Jones said.
“We’re very, very depleted,” she said. “I’ve got several girls out.”
Others are playing with ailments ranging from broken toes to back problems, said Jones. Another just recovered from mono.
The Diplomats (8-2, 5-0) dominated the first half with 21 shots, 15 on goal. McDaniel put up just one off the stick of Emily Houska.
Franklin & Marshall held the edge on penalty corners 14-1. McDaniel was able to capitalize on their lone corner.
The Green Terror came out of the break somewhat renewed, holding the Diplomats to 15 shots. The Terror again put up one shot for two on the day.
“I’m pretty proud of the second half they put out there,” said Jones.
Quattrone now leads McDaniel with three goals on the season.
Yore and Quattrone lead in assists with two each.
Starting goalie Paige Ford made 11 saves for McDaniel.
“I’m just glad they’re continuing to support each other,” said Jones. “They’ve managed to stick together.”
The Terror have gone 24 days without a win, but look to Bryn Mawr as a potential first win in the conference.
“There’s a team there at understands the game,” said Jones of Bryn Mawr. “They could take us by surprise.”
McDaniel returns to action Saturday at Bryn Mawr (5-4, 0-3). Game time is 3 p.m.