Dulaney High field hockey defeats Towson, 2-0

September 14, 2012|By Sandra McKee

The Dulaney High School field hockey team evened its season record Friday with a 2-0 victory over Baltimore County rival Towson with goals from Suzy Banister and Maddie Manzoni.

The Lions, now 3-3, got its first goal from Banister when she set up at the post in the first half and put the ball past Towson’s goalie for a 1-0 lead. Manzoni’s goal came early in the second half, as Dulaney worked hard to keep the pressure on Towson’s defense.

“I was inspired to score,” Banister said. “I have an interview Saturday with the McDaniel College coach about field hockey there next year and I knew if I didn’t score and we didn’t win there would be a captain’s practice tomorrow and I wouldn’t be able to go.

“It felt good to win. Towson is pretty close to us and it’s a rivalry. It’s competitive. But we know a lot of their girls and at the end, we’re just happy to see people we know – at least I am.”

The Generals, who are also 3-3, were handicapped by the loss of their strong midfielder/defender Maggie Coccagna.  The senior only recently returned from a surgery and came into the game hampered by a groin pull. She went to the sidelines in the second half, when she further agitated it.

“I think I hyper-extended it,” Coccagna said. “Hopefully, I’m going to be good to go by the time we play Hereford [Oct. 10].”

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