For immediate release – 11/2/2012 - #147
LC Field Hockey and Women's Soccer to Compete for Conference Titles This Weekend
FH to Play Saturday at 6 p.m.; WS Sunday at 1 p.m.
LYNCHBURG, VA – The schedules have been set for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) field hockey and women's soccer championship games at Lynchburg College this weekend. The top-seeded LC field hockey team will square off against the #2 seed Randolph-Macon College Saturday night at 6 p.m., while the Hornet women's soccer team plays host to Bridgewater College Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Lynchburg College athletic department perennially competes for ODAC titles, but this year, the field hockey and women's soccer teams took completely different paths to the championship game.
The Hornet field hockey team came into the postseason as the #1 seed in the ODAC tournament and knew that as long as they continued to win they would be on Shellenberger Field to compete for their seventh-straight ODAC championship.
LC took down Shenandoah University in a hard-fought 3-1 semifinal victory Thursday that saw the Hornets tied after 65 minutes of play. LC turned it on with goals by sophomore Katie Kline and senior captain Lindsay Leonard in the waning minutes. Sophomore Kelsey Link made a huge impact on the game, scoring Lynchburg's first goal and assisting on the two others.
The Yellow Jackets come into the championship after beating the #3 seed, Bridgewater, 2-1 in overtime. Lynchburg traveled to Randolph-Macon in the regular season, coming home with a 2-0 victory. Both goals were scored with less than 15 minutes remaining as Leonard and fellow senior co-captain Shelly Milks put balls in the cage to preserve the perfect conference record for the Hornets.
The women's soccer team needed a little help to host the ODAC title game. Thanks to a first round upset of #2 Washington and Lee University and #1 Virginia Wesleyan College getting its first loss in the semifinals, the #3 seeded Hornets will look for their third straight ODAC title on home turf. The #4 seeded Eagles are in the title game courtesy of a last-minute header against Virginia Wesleyan. Lynchburg is also accustomed to last second game-winners, as sophomore Dessi Dupuy lifted the Hornets to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over Bridgewater in the regular season when she scored with 51 seconds remaining in the second extra period.
The LC women's soccer team is currently riding a hot streak, winners of its last six games and nine of the past 10. The duo of junior Angela Bosco and Dupuy are first and second in the ODAC in points. Bosco currently leads the ODAC with 58 points, and she is first with 14 assists and second with 22 goals. Dupuy is second in points and leads the league with 24 goals.
Live stats and video is available for both games here: