On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 p.m., the University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball program defeated Meredith College by a score of 81-60. This game was the first of the regular season, and they began their campaign with a big win.
Third-year guard for the Lady Hornets, Maggie Quarles, started off the game by scoring a three-pointer. In total, she scored 15 points in the game. Second-year transfer student and guard, Alissa Smalls, was the highest scorer in the game with 18 points.
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Lady Hornets ended their regular season with sixteen wins, three losses, a national ranking of nineteen, and an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) ranking of one. They ended their regular season with a game against the Fighting Scots of Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio. Jackie Lerro, Maggie Chiappazzi, and Kessa Romero scored three goals that propelled the Hornets over the Fighting Scots by a score of 3 to 1.
This win was even more impactful for the program, in general, as head coach Enza Steele earned her six-hundredth win. According to NCAA records, Coach Steele is the first NCAA head coach to ever accomplish the 600-win milestone.
On Sunday, Oct. 28, the women’s club soccer team travelled to Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Va. to compete in a match against their club team. With a slippery field and a gloomy day, the Lady Hornets came out on top in a tough match by a score of 2 to 0. Senior Caitlyn Harper scored both goals for the day.
“We went down to CNU with 12 players and an 80% chance of rain in the forecast. Even with this, however, we not only won but dominated the game. It was a hard fought fight, and our girls gave it their all. We landed on top with a 2-0 victory as a result of the team bonding and sheer love for the game that we all share. The team never stopped working hard, going that extra inch for their teammates,” said Harper.
The men’s and women’s basketball team rosters were announced on the night of Friday, Oct. 18 in the Midnight Madness campus event hosted by Joe Hutzler, also known as “The Voice of the Hornets” and the rest of the Lynchburg Hornets Sports Network crew. This event got the student body and faculty engaged and excited about the upcoming seasons for the two teams.
DAVIS, Reg. – University of Lynchburg’s “Hornet Midnight Madness” is back again, alerting the official start of the women’s basketball season, which will be Friday Oct.18, at the historic Turner Gymnasium.
The event will be the start of alumni weekend, in which fans and alumni will make their way back to campus for the whole weekend, as the University of Lynchburg women’s soccer team will host Roanoke, and the men’s team will host Eastern Mennonite Saturday, Oct. 19, the following day for homecoming. It will be three full days of demonstrating school spirit!
The No. 20 nationally ranked University of Lynchburg field hockey team won their fifth straight match on Sat., Oct. 12 against Shenandoah University in overtime by a score of 2 to 1. In all five of these past matchups, the goals have been decided by less than two goals.