By Sydney Anderson '13
WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University field hockey team started its season Friday night with a 2-1 win over Gettysburg College at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium.
The Bullets (0-1) started fast, scoring in the first 14 minutes of the game, but the Hornets (1-0) then took control and maintained possession for a majority of the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
49:23 | Freshman Kelsey Jones nets her first career goal from seven yards out. This goal proved to be the game-winner.
13:04 | Allison Cavicchio redirected an Arden Scheetz shot past Hornets goalkeeper Isabella Morande.
QUOTES FROM COACH
"This was a great way to start our season. Gettysburg is a talented team," said Head Coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft. "Everyone stepped up, we played six freshmen and they acclimated well to the speed of the collegiate game."
The Hornets are on the road this Sunday, September 2, in a 1 p.m. non-league game at Washington & Jefferson. The next home game is Wednesday, September 5.
This was the first win over Gettysburg in program history.
Shenandoah is 5-1 for season openers under coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft.
Isabella Morande recorded 5 saves in the contest.
The Hornets outshot the Bullets 11-9.
The two teams split 10 penalty corners.
Hornets were down a player for 19 minutes due to cards.