Field Hockey Dominates Dickinson 4-2 For First Conference Win
After dominating the first 10 minutes of play and outshooting Swarthmore 4-1, the Red Devils nearly opened the scoring in the 11th minute. After a scramble in the penalty circle, a controversial penalty stroke was issued to Dickinson's Tanya Bellingham when it was ruled that Capone had completely covered the ball with her body.
But Bellingham missed her stroke wide with a diving Capone in position to make the save as the game remained scoreless.
Instead, Agathis put the Garnet on the board first in the 15th minute on a marvelous individual effort weaving through four Red Devils before depositing her 12th career goal.
Dickinson quickly responded with a pair of goals, the first off a penalty corner and the second on the counter-attack, to take the lead.
With the clock ticking toward halftime, the Garnet earned a penalty corner in the 31st minute and junior Julia Tallarico drilled a worm-burner inside the near post to level the match.
Just three minutes later, it was Tallarico on the other end making a defensive save to keep the match even at the intermission.
After the break, Swarthmore pushed forward, taking seven of the next eight shots and adding a pair of goals off penalty corners.
In the 44th minute, Red Devil keeper Katy Schlechtweg stopped an initial Agathis shot but the rebound was deposited on the stick of sophomore Nia Jones. Jones quickly pulled right and put the Garnet ahead with her second game-winner in two career matches with Dickinson.
Four minutes later, Agathis capped the scoring with a clean rip from the top of the circle off a corner.
Though the Red Devils pressed for an equalizer late in the contest, the Garnet defense held fast and Capone made five of her saves in the final 10 minutes of the game.
With the victory, the Garnet is now 11-8 against the Red Devils since the formation of the Centennial Conference.
Swarthmore returns to action on Wednesday with a non-conference match at Eastern. Play is scheduled to begin at 4PM.