COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Haverford College's 11th-ranked field hockey team tried to rally in second-half action but was unable to overcome a halftime deficit in a 5-1 Centennial Conference loss to host Ursinus College on Wednesday night at Snell Field.
Megan Holt's goal in the 54th minute put Haverford (8-2, 3-1 Centennial) on the scoreboard and ignited an offensive surge which included 25 second-half shots and 12 penalty corners, but Ursinus (5-4, 3-2) held firm and fought off the Fords' furious pressure.
Trailing 5-0 after falling behind by four during first-half play, Holt was able to deflect a shot from Bridget Gibbons up and over Bears netminder Brittany Dolson. The goal was Holt's fifth of the year and helped ignite a Haverford attack that had been limited to six shots, none on goal, during the opening 35 minutes.
Dolson battled in goal for Ursinus registering 14 second-half saves to keep resurgent Haverford from fighting its way back closer.
Next up for the Fords is a home date against No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday at noon at Swan Field.