DAVIDSON, N.C. – The La Salle field hockey team (6-7, 3-2 A-10) picked up their third conference win of 2021 with a 4-2 win over Davidson on Friday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Freshman Laura McCann won possession of the ball at midfield and played a perfect ball up to teammate Tatum Johnson, who slid a shot past Wildcat keeper Cato Roell to give La Salle an early 1-0 lead.
With just 1:38 remaining in the opening half, Davidson tied the game on a blast right in front of the cage to level the score at 1-1.
The teams would enter the half tied, with La Salle holding the edge in shots, 6-3.
Paige Doyle put the Explorers back in the lead 3:20 into the third quarter, scoring on feeds from Grace Ferriolo and Johnson to give La Salle a 2-1 lead.
Davidson answered 3:05 later, as Dav Moody finished off a rebound to tie the game at 2-2.
In the fourth, Johnson scored on a feed from Doyle at the 49:43 mark to regain the lead for the Explorers, 3-2.
Doyle struck for the second time in the game under two minutes later, doubling the Explorer lead to 4-2 where it would remain.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
The two goals for Johnson puts the sophomore in the team lead with nine. Johnson leads the team with 25 points overall.
Making her first start of the season, Doyle recorded her first five points of 2021 with a pair of goals along with an assist.
Sophomore keeper Ryan Curley (6-7) recorded a save in her sixth win of the season.
La Salle held the edge in shots (13-8), shots on goal (9-3), and penalty corners (11-5) in the win.
La Salle will continue their North Carolina road trip on Sunday, Oct. 17 when they head to Boone, N.C. to take on Appalachian State.