Field hockey Towson scores six straight goals in 6-1 comeback win over Perry Hall – Baltimore Sun
Trailing Perry Hall 1-0 with three minutes left in the first half on Friday afternoon, the Towson field hockey team scored two goals in the final 2:27 and added four more in the second half en route to a 6-1 win.
Perry Hall’s Kayleigh Todd scored an assist from Jesse Chaney to give the Gators a 1-0 lead in the first quarter. It was all Towson from there.
The Generals (3-2) equalized when Maddy Ward inserted a penalty corner and Chloe Gibson drilled it home.
Just 54 seconds later, Kate Wahler sent the ball past sprawling Perry Hall keeper Taylor Fitch into the cage for a 2-1 lead.
Wahler noticed a surge of energy in her teammates between the first and second quarters.
“I think the team just had a lot of hype on the sidelines and were really supporting each other,” Wahler said. “I think we had a good conversation after the first quarter and made a plan to be smart with the ball and shake it the right way.”
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Perry Hall’s defense (0-3) was under intense pressure the rest of the game. Despite making 14 second-half saves by Fitch, the Generals scored twice in each quarter.
Gwen Barber scored on a rebound off a Wahler volley and Wahler converted on a penalty corner with 2:28 remaining in the third quarter for a 4-1 lead.
“Once you’re there it just gets more and more fun and you just take the ball the way you want,” Wahler said.
Towson coach Natalie Schuman experimented with a new formation in the fourth quarter and the Generals responded with a pair of goals from Caroline Richard.
“We were just trying a new setup and it ended up working, so we were able to score both goals,” Schuman said.
The coach also made her team aware of the aggressiveness of Perry Hall goalkeeper Fitch.
“We recognized that the goalkeeper was getting too far away, so we adjusted to where we knew we had to dodge the goalkeeper and put someone behind the goalkeeper,” he said. she declared. “So instead of making a cross at 20 we crossed at 10 and we were able to get behind the goalkeeper.”