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W&M Field Hockey Shuts-Out Davidson, 1-0
Updated: Tuesday 09/22/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary field hockey team picked up its second shutout of the season Sunday, blanking Davidson 1-0 on a beautiful day at Busch Field.  The Tribe improves to 3-5 on the year, while the Wildcats fell to the same mark.

Box Score

Davidson dominated the stat sheet early, taking four corners and putting four shots on frame in the first half to W&M's one and one, but Tribe goalkeeper Cate Johnson (Charlottesville, Va.) proved equal to the task and turned away all attempts to keep the scoreboard clean.  As the clock wound down towards the half, the Tribe began moving forward with greater regularity and putting ever-increasing pressure on the Wildcat defense.  Then, in the 33rd minute, freshman Olivia Hajek (Charlottesville, Va.) stole a pass all alone in the middle of the Davidson circle.  Sprinting away from the burglarized defender, Hajek dribbled neatly around the charging goalkeeper, and shot back across the goal to the far post and in to give W&M a 1-0 lead.  The second goal of the freshman's career, it would also prove to be her first game-winner.

In the second half, the Tribe poured on the coals on the offensive end, looking to increase the lead.  W&M had nine corner opportunities and 13 shots in the period, while the defensive effort denied Davidson at every turn.  The Wildcats' goalkeeper made nine saves in a strong showing in the half, and the horn finally sounded on the Tribe's victory.  For the game, W&M held a 17-5 advantage in shots, and was ahead 10-4 in penalty corners.  Johnson made four saves in picking up her third win of the year.

William and Mary is back in action next Sunday, Sept. 29, hosting James Madison in the CAA-opener at 1 p.m.

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