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Hockey Opens 2018 with Win

Freshman Kelsey Jones nets the game-winning goal, the first of her career.
Freshman Kelsey Jones nets the game-winning goal, the first of her career.
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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.  



26:48 | Taylor Hayes tallied on a penalty stroke in the back of the net after Raven Barter was fouled on a break away.

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


"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. 


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