The Elis beat Marist 13–9 Wednesday afternoon to grab their first away win of the season.
The Bulldogs controlled the game from the beginning to the end, with two players, attacker Jen DeVito ’14 and captain Caroline Crow ’12, recording a combined eight goals.
“We felt confident going into the game against Marist, and I am glad that we were able to use that confidence to come out with a win,” midfielder Cathryn Avallone ’15 said. “The match has fired up our team again.”
Only five minutes after the face-off, DeVito scored the match’s first goal. Two minutes later, midfielder Erin Magnuson ’15 added a goal. Crow followed with one of her own after 12 minutes of play. Magnuson then notched a second goal, and DeVito rounded out the first half with her second goal, putting the Bulldogs ahead of Marist 5–4 heading into the second half.
Head coach Anne Phillips said Marist (1–9) was a tenacious team that never gave up.
“Somebody needed to take command, and our offense easily got a lead,” Phillips said.
The Elis (3–5, 0–3 Ivy League) continued their offensive onslaught in the second half. DeVito opened the second period by completing her first hat trick of the season, assisted by Avallone, and then recorded another goal shortly afterwards. Although the Red Foxes fought back, their comeback attempt did not slow down the Bulldogs as they poured six more goals into Marist’s net. After Crow’s hat trick, DeVito, midfielder Christina Doherty ’15 and Reilly Foote ’15 added a goal apiece onto the scoreboard. Courteney Rutter ‘14 sealed the game with her season’s first goal before the final whistle.
“It was great to win on the road today, and it was a total team effort,” defender Kallie Parchman ’14 said.
Rutter said the defense was very solid during the match.
The defense froze Marist’s offense with 19 clears and 25 ground ball controls. Goalkeeper Erin McMullan ’14 secured the Elis’ net with an outstanding six saves. However, fouls turned out to be a weak point for the Bulldogs.
“It is unfortunate since Marist could have scored three less goals if it were not for the free position shots caused by our penalties,” said Phillips.
The Bulldogs also overwhelmed Marist in shots, 34–18.
Phillips said she is happy that the team improved in shots today, which was the team’s major concern going into the game.
The Elis also reduced their number of turnovers, only allowing eight in comparison to the 20 committed by the host team.
DeVito initiated most of the offensive maneuvers and shots.
“Jen DeVito played so well today. She came through for the attack when we needed to score,” Rutter said.
Phillips said despite the disadvantage of traveling on the road in the middle of a week, the victory helps prepare the team to execute game plans for the upcoming away matches.
After yesterday’s match, the Bulldogs are now more than halfway into the season, collecting 77 goals so far.
“We’re going to use this momentum to get another win at Colgate this Saturday,” Parchman said.
The Elis will travel to New York this Saturday to take on the Raiders in hope of adding another away win.