Yellow Jackets win first game in program history
St. Mary's College (0-4)
3/12/2014 | Memphis, Tenn. | Attendance: 1
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The DC Yellow Jackets continued their spring break trip at Rhodes College with a 9-5 victory over Saint Mary’s College. The matchup featured two programs that are both participating in their first varsity season.
The victory will go down in the record books, as it is DC’s first victory in program history in just its third game of the inaugural season.
Freshman Parker Smith (Columbus, Ohio / Worthington Kilbourne) continued her hot start for DC, converting two goals on seven shot attempts.
The Belles of Saint Mary’s (0-4) were able to strike first just five minutes into the game from a goal by Cathy Baxter.
A little later, the Belles struck again and held a 2-0 lead when Smith started getting it going for the Yellow Jackets (1-2). With 19 minutes to go in the first half, she put in her fourth goal on the season, cutting the deficit to 2-1.
SMC would strike again before Smith put in her second goal on the day and once again cut the lead to just one goal.
Just as it seemed DC would be trailing by one goal going into halftime, the Yellow Jackets scored two quick unanswered goals.
JoNae Apps (Wild Rose, Wis. / Wild Rose) scored her first goal of the season with under a minute to go to tie things up at three goals apiece.
Just a short 50 seconds later and with one second left remaining in the half, Haley Kuhlman (Oregon, Ohio / Clay) scored a goal just before the buzzer on an assist from Jacqueline Burns (Rossford, Ohio / Notre Dame Academy) to give DC the 4-3 halftime lead.
Saint Mary’s was able to tie the score up just after the start of the second half before Nicole Baseley (Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove) got it going again for the Yellow Jackets.
Baseley was able to score the next two goals of the game, giving DC a commanding 6-4 lead over the Belles. Her goals came just over four minutes apart from each other, scoring them at the 22:13 and 18 minute marks. With her first goal, DC would take the lead for the final time in the game.
The Belles were able to cut the lead to one with a goal with 16:53 to go in the game, but that would be the closest they got for the rest of the contest. Just a short 90 seconds later, Burns scored her first goal of the game and gave DC a two goal lead with just over 15 minutes left in the contest.
For the third time in the game, Baseley was able to score with 3:15 left to play and all but putting the game out of reach from the Belles.
Adding a little more insurance at the end, senior Stephanie Phillips (Columbus, Ohio / Worthington Kilbourne) scored her first goal of the season with just a little more than a minute left. The goal gave DC a 9-5 lead, which ended up being the final score.
Baseley ended with three goals, Parker added two and dished out an assist, and Burns scored one goal and added two assist to lead DC with three points each.
The nine goals is the most that DC has scored this season. The five goals allowed is also the least amount that DC has allowed this season.
The Yellow Jackets will be back in action tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.
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