Wesley Stung by Lynchburg, 4-0

Wesley Stung by Lynchburg, 4-0

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Field Hockey team could not find the net against Lynchburg College, falling 4-0 to the Hornets on Saturday afternoon at Drass Field in a non-conference contest.

Sidney Knott finished with 13 saves in net for the Wolverines while Morgan Seymour registered the squad's only shot on goal. Wesley earned five penalty corners and four shots, but could not manufacture a score in the game.

The first half was evenly played until the 13:20 mark when Lynchburg found the net. Smyrna native Katelynn Fuhr netted the Hornets first goal of the game off a save the rebounded right to her stick to make it 1-0. Later in the half Lynchburg found the net again on a transition play to take a 2-0 lead.

Wesley's best opportunity came when Brittany Bishop drove in a ball from outside the arc that Allison Perugini deflected goalwards. The ball beat the Lynchburg keeper but went skirting by the post, just wide of the cage.

Later in the first half, Lauren Niezgoda ripped a ball from 40 yards out that the Lynchburg defense and goalie let roll to the end line, thinking it would go out for a long hit. Instead, the ball clinked off the post and back into play where Perugini nearly had an open net goal, but the Hornets' keeper kicked it away just before the forward could get a touch on the ball.

Morgan Seymour landed the only shot on goal near the end of the first half. The senior received a penalty corner and ripped a heater that the Hornets' goalkeeper batted away with a pad. 

Lynchburg would go on to add a pair of goals in the second half to increase their lead to 4-0. 

Wesley moves to 1-11 on the season and will take on Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday October 4.