Wolverines Held in Check by No. 17 Lynchburg

Wolverines Held in Check by No. 17 Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Wesley College field hockey team was held without a score on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-0 to No. 17 Lynchburg College in a non-conference battle. 

Wesley pulled off a season-opening upset of the Hornets to begin their campaign last season, but did not find the same success this year against the Lynchburg squad. 

Kayla Fromal, who posted an incredible game against the Hornets last season, made 12 saves but took the loss in net for the Wolverines. Beka Hess made three saves in 66 minutes in net for the Hornets to earn the win. Sara Suter entered for the final four minutes of the game, preserving the shutout.

Lynchburg netted three goals in the first half, scoring in the 7th, 30th, and 34th minutes. The Wolverines earned two penalty corners and ripped three first half shots but could not find the net. The Navy and White trailed at halftime 3-0. 

In the second half, play seemed to even out as both teams were held scoreless. Wesley accumulated five shots in the second frame, and forced the Lynchburg goalkeeper to make a pair of saves. Lauren Niezgoda and Renee Schneider each fired a shot on goal in the second half but were denied as the final score held at 3-0.

Wesley moves to 1-6 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 23 when they travel to Elizabethtown to face the Blue Jays.