The Tatnall field hockey team improved to 5-1 on the year, defeating Archmere Academy 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

Shay Cannon helped lead a strong Tatnall offensive effort Wednesday, finishing with three goals and two helpers. The Hornets peppered the Archmere net with 26 shots, while junior goalkeeper Abby Horgan made 4 saves to help Tatnall to their third consecutive victory.

For Archmere, they’re now winless in their last three games after starting the season 3-0.

The afternoon started off well enough for the Auks, as senior Eileen McAlonan found the back of the net to give Archmere a 1-0 lead less than ten minutes into the contest.

Archmere would hold a 1-0 lead until 9:20 in the first half when Tatnall’s Jennifer Davis tied things up of the first of two assists on the day from Cannon.

With less than six minutes to go in the first half Cannon struck for her first of three goals on the day, set up by Cynthia Sellar to put Tatnall up 2-1 at the break.

In the second half, the Tatnall offense wasted little time taking the game over. The Hornets struck twice within the first ten minutes of the half. First, Sellar found Davis again putting Tatnall up 3-1, before Cannon tallied her second goal of the game just under two minutes later to make it 4-1.

Minutes later, freshmen Lorin Donovan would pull the Auks to within two, but Archmere couldn’t muster a comeback as another freshman Claire Gugery and Cannon both added goals to help Tatnall pull away for good.

After three wins to open the season Archmere has now dropped two straight, and are winless in their last three. After a hard-fought tie with Wilmington Christian, the Auks fell to Charter 4-3 on Monday before Wednesday’s loss to Tatnall. After a match up with Delaware Military Academy on Thursday, Archmere will host Sanford on Tuesday afternoon looking to turn things around.

The Hornets, now 5-1, are off to a hot start offensively scoring 24 goals overall thus far this season, while allowing only 6 goals to opposing teams. Tatnall is back in action on Tuesday when they travel to take on Tower Hill (3-2).