Second Consecutive ODAC Championship

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On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the University of Lynchburg Women’s Soccer team won their second consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship by defeating Virginia Wesleyan University by a score of 3-0. The Hornets started off strong when Senior Forward, Caitlin Mertens scored off of a breakaway within the first five minutes of the first half.  Then, Redshirt Senior Forward and Captain, Hannah Olds scored the next two goals, both assisted by Mertens.

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Women’s Basketball Ranked Third in Preseason Poll

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Women's Basketball

Head Coach Abby Pyzik giving the team a pep talk during a team timeout against Washington and Lee last season.  Photo retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports website.

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches released their annual pre-season poll on Thursday, October 25, and the University of Lynchburg women’s basketball team was ranked third as they head  of their 2018-19 season. The Lynchburg women’s basketball team, with 122 points, was one of only four teams in the conference to reach over 100 points in votes.

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LWS: Ohana Leading to Success

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LWS Ohana Picture for Issue 8

Left to right – Junior Midfielder Alyssa Rudy, Senior Forward Caitlin Mertens, Graduate Student Midfielder Rachel Cooke, Senior Defender Tate Royer, and Senior Defender Katie Waring.  Photo taken by Senior Hannah Grasberger of Lynchburg Sports.

As highlighted in  Issue 3 of The Critograph, the University of Lynchburg Women’s Soccer teams’ theme for this year is ‘Ohana’.

With only two regular season ODAC matches left, the team is looking to end their regular season on a six game winning streak.  After losing a close game to Randolph-Macon College in the middle of the season, the team has regrouped.

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The Lynchburg Cheer Culture

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The University of Lynchburg’s Cheer Team is gearing up for their season to begin.  

The cheer squad is preparing hard, and they are ready for their first performance in front of the student body this season. The cheerleaders are more together and more committed than they have ever been according to junior, Nursing major and Cheer Co-Captain, Abigail Herring.  

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Starting Off ODACs Strong

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On Wednesday, September 26, the Lynchburg Volleyball team defeated their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent, Ferrum College, in a thriving five sets (25-23, 25-12, 22-25, 10-25, and 15-5).  The Junior class stepped up for the Lady Hornets, specifically outside Sydney Frink, libero Lauren Stanford, and setter Erin Farina. On Saturday, September 29, the team split two ODAC matches, being defeated by Roanoke in three sets (24-26, 19-25, and 23-25) but defeating Eastern Mennonite University in four sets (25-18, 25-18, 19-25, and 25-17).

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Lynchburg Golf: Creating a Path to Success

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UofL Men's Golf

On Monday, September 10, the Lynchburg Men’s Golf team finished seventh overall as a team in the Greene Turtle Invitational at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club hosted by Shenandoah University.

Senior Branson Terrell, who finished fifth at an even par of 70, also had the first top-five finish of his career.

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Lynchburg Men’s Soccer: A Family

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After reaching the Round of 32 in last year’s NCAA tournament, the Lynchburg Men’s Soccer team is looking towards a third consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference title and vying for the first National Championship of their history. In the annual conference preseason poll on August 22, Lynchburg Men’s Soccer was ranked first place with 140 points and nine first place votes.

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