October 2, 2013

Field Hockey Fights to the End, Loses 5-4 OT Bout with #8 Eagles

For immediate release – 10/2/2013 - #071

Field Hockey Fights to the End, Loses 5-4 OT Bout with #8 Eagles

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College field hockey team gave the 8th-ranked University of Mary Washington its biggest scare of the season Wednesday night, leading the majority of the game before falling 5-4 in overtime.

The Hornets started the scoring early as Kelsey Link scored on an assist from Katie Kline before Kline scored one of her own minutes later. The two tallies in the first 15 minutes for the Hornets were already one more than the Eagles had allowed in any game this season.

The Eagles woke from their slumber, knocking one past the Hornet defense two minutes later as Mallory Peebles found Haley Kane to cut the lead to one.

Mary Washington continued to press LC while forcing the Hornets to make four saves, three by keeper Jordan Seeley to go with a defensive save by Nicole Marburger.

The Eagles had a chance to equalize the contest at 25:10 when Carlee Budd was awarded a penalty stroke. She found the top of the cage to even the game at 2-2.

Marburger continued to contribute for the Hornets, collecting an assist on Catherine Rogerson's goal with under seven minutes left in the first half to give LC its second lead of the evening.

Kane, already with a goal in the first half, scored two in the second exactly six minutes apart to give the Eagles their first lead of the night and her first hat trick of the 2013 campaign.

Trailing 5-4 with less than 10 minutes to play, the Hornets capitalized on a turnover deep in Mary Washington territory. Taylor Quillen took the ball off the stick of the defender, dribbled in towards Emily Badis, and ripped a shot past the Eagle keeper. The ball found the back of the cage for her second goal of the season, forcing overtime in the process.

Lynchburg turned away several Eagle advances in the extra session before ultimately falling when Jenna Steele found Caitlin Baker on the post for the game-winning score.

Seeley led the Hornets with 10 saves, while Hannah Myers had six, and Marburger two. Badis made eight stops for Mary Washington (10-0) as the Eagles held a 16-5 advantage in penalty corners.

Lynchburg (6-4) travels to Shippensburg for a neutral site matchup against Wilkes University (2-7) Sunday at 2 p.m.