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Lynchburg Edges Field Hockey

Lynchburg Edges Field Hockey

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Host Lynchburg College scored the initial two goals of the game on its way to a 3-2 ODAC field hockey victory over Shenandoah University Wednesday evening.

Lynchburg (7-6, 5-0 ODAC) scored in the 12th and 24th minutes to take a 2-0 lead over Shenandoah (8-7, 3-2).

SU battled back, cutting the deficit in half when Taylor Hayes converted a penalty stroke with 4:59 to play in the first.

The two teams went into the break at that score line with LC taking 11 of the 16 shots in the half.

Shenandoah goalkeeper Jessica Brown made four saves in the opening stanza to keep the visitors within striking distance.

In the second half, the two teams traded goals in a three-minute span in the middle of the stanza. Lynchburg scored at 52:36 with SU answering at 55:32.

Senior Taylor Little had the unassisted goal for coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft's squad to bring Shenandoah back to the one-goal deficit.

LC ended with an 18-8 advantage in shots and 9-5 in penalty corners.

SU returns home on Saturday night for a 7 p.m. Senior Night contest against Roanoke. Little and Alexa Lapp will be honored prior to the game.

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