Hornets Shut Out Shorewomen, 4-0, in Opener

Hornets Shut Out Shorewomen, 4-0, in Opener

Domanico Makes Career-High 12 Saves in Loss

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lynchburg College scored three times in the second half of a 4-0 non-conference field hockey win over Washington College in the field hockey season opener for both schools played on the campus of nearby Liberty University.

Lynchburg 4, Washington College 0

How It Happened
- Lynchburg scored on the second shot of the game as Lacey Elliott found the back of the cage off an assist from Kayla Copeman with 27:10 remaining in the first half.
- The Hornets had a chance to go up 2-0 when Hannah Krause was awarded a penalty shot with 19:36 remaining in the half, but Washington goalkeeper Morgan Domanico made a diving save to her right to deny the goal.
- Washington's first shot on goal of the game came with four seconds left in the first half, but the attempt by Alison Pantazes was turned away by Lynchburg goalkeeper Hannah Chapman.
- Alexis Brown scored the Hornets' second goal from the top of the circle with 24:19 left in the second half. Brown added another goal with 18:49 left to up the advantage to 3-0.
- Lynchburg's final goal came off the stick of Copeman off an assist from Isabella Eldridge with 8:01 to go.

For the Shorewomen (0-1)
- Scorers: none
- Goalkeeper: Domanico (career-high 12 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70:00)
- Katie Arnold picked up a defensive save for the Shorewomen.

For Lynchburg (1-0)
- Scorers: Brown (2 goals), Copeman (goal, assist), Elliott (goal), Eldridge (assist)
- Goalkeeper: Chapman (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 52:17), Lauren Nicks (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 17:43)
- The Hornets held a 31-4 advantage in shots and a 12-4 advantage in penalty corners in the win.

Notes
- Lynchburg's Emily Dudley is the cousin of former Washington College field hockey player Alli Dudley '17.
- Domanico matched her previous career high in saves in just the first half, turning away 10 shots on goal in the period.
- The game was the Shorewomen's first under head coach Annie Kietzman. In their 34th varsity season, Kietzman is just the fourth head coach in the team's history.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
9/3 v. Washington and Lee - 2:00 p.m.
- Tomorrow's game is the Shorewomen's home opener.