Shelly Milks Scores Six Points as LC FH Defeats Centre 5-2

For immediate release – 10/12/2012 - #109
Shelly Milks Scores Six Points as LC FH Defeats Centre 5-2

LYNCHBURG, VA – Senior midfielder Shelly Milks had two goals and two assists Friday afternoon to lead the 19th-ranked Lynchburg College field hockey team to a 5-2 victory over visiting Centre College (KY) in non-conference action.

Milks got the Hornets on the scoreboard 12 minutes into play, dribbling around the defense and firing a shot to beat the Colonel goalie. Centre answered at the 24:40 mark on a Sydney White goal from Courtney Kuiper on a penalty corner. Neither team scored the remainder of the half.

Sophomore attack Kelsey Link put LC ahead five minutes after intermission with freshman Courtney Gillette assisting on the tally. Milks fed senior Ashley Nelson six minutes later to give the Hornets a 3-1 lead and Milks found the back of the cage to increase the lead to three. Sophomore Katie Kline added an insurance goal at the 56:15 mark from Milks, and Centre's Elizabeth Jessee closed out the scoring with a late goal.

The Hornets held advantages of 23-10 in shots and 7-3 in penalty corners. CeCe Lindsey made nine saves for the Colonels (5-6).

Lynchburg (11-3) travels to Randolph-Macon College Wednesday for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference game at 3:30 p.m.