Field Hockey Brings It Home

Whitney Lott ~ Sports Editor

The Lynchburg College Field Hockey team has been going through a rough patch. In their past three games, they have lost, but the team has pushed ahead and come out with a 6-2 score and a victory against Virginia Wesleyan on Sept. 24. In the 2016 ODAC pre-season poll, the LC Field Hockey team was ranked second.

They were ahead of Bridgewater by eight points and only fell short of Washington and Lee University by six points. According to the poll, they are predicted to do well. For the 2015 season, they were 15-4 overall and 6-1 for ODAC. They lost during the semifinals at the 2015 ODAC. Right now, they are 3-3.

During their game against Virginia Wesleyan on Sept. 24, the girls had a rocky start when they only scored one point during the first half. The first point was scored by number seven Katelynn Fuhr, first year attacker. She scored her point with no assist.

The second point came from number 22 Nicole Simpao, a junior midfielder. She shot the ball, and it bounced off of the corner and went into the goal.  During the second half of the game, the points started going up on the score board.

Hannah Krause, a junior defender, scored when she shot the ball and it hit the corner. Simpao was the player who was in control and who scored three more points during the second half. She came out as the top scorer of the night with four total points.

There were only a few play cards thrown during the game, all of which were green. LC came out with one green card, while Virginia Wesleyan came out with three.

LC Field Hockey has a game Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Come out and support the Hornets!