The team listens to Coach Abby Pyzik-Smith as she instructs them on their next decisions in the game at home on Tues., Feb. 11. This photo was retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website and taken by photographer Taylor Herzog of the Lynchburg Hornet Sports Network (LHSN) staff.
Caitlin Dorsch ~ Co-Editor in Chief
On Saturday, Feb. 15, the University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball team travelled to Bridgewater College, Va., to engage in a battle against one another for Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament positioning. The Bridgewater College team was tied for first in the conference ranking prior to the match, as a result the Lynchburg team was considered the underdog opponent. The Lynchburg team embraced this challenge and played a hard-fought, physical match. The game ended in Lynchburg’s favor, winning by a close margin of just 8 points and a total score of 67 to 59.
Fourth-year criminology major and team manager, Christian Lohiser, said, “Our win against Bridgewater really showed us what we can do when we stay level headed, play together, and play smart. We used this game as an opportunity to demonstrate who we are as Lynchburg Women’s Basketball, and our growth these past couple of years.”
Second-year forward Abby Oguich doing her pre-game activities with one of her teammates before the game on Sunday, Nov 10. Photo was retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website and taken by fourth-year photographer Emma Goforth of the Lynchburg Hornet Sports Network (LHSN) staff.
Caitlin Dorsch ~ Co-Editor in Chief
While many students were at home or abroad during their winter break, the winter sports teams were at the University of Lynchburg working hard to prepare for the second half of their regular season. Just a few days after Christmas Day, all of the winter sports reported back to Lynchburg. Along with practicing, lifting, film sessions, and playing, the teams also engaged in a large amount of teambuilding activities. From going out to eat together and playing fun yet competitive games with each other off of the field, all of the teams at Lynchburg focus on building a family where each member supports one another both on and off of the court, field, and pool.
The University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball team stands in a team huddle during their match against Eastern Mennonite University on Monday, November 25. Photo retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website and was taken by fourth-year undergraduate student Erin Farina, a member of the Lynchburg Hornets Sports Network (LHSN).
The University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball team won its third straight game with a 21-point trouncing over Eastern Mennonite University by a final score of 82-61 on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. This was their second straight ODAC Conference win since they beat another ODAC rival, Hollins University, by a score of 73-60 on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. There winning streak started on Saturday, November 16, 2019 against Colorado College by a score of 76-64 at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
The University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball team celebrates following a successful two-point shot during the game against Meredith College on Sunday, November 10. Photo retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website and was taken by a member of the Lynchburg Hornets Sports Network (LHSN).
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.
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!
Team listens to Head Coach Abby Pyzik Smith during a water break in the game against Averett University on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Photo retrieved from Lynchburg Sports Website.
On Sunday, December 2, the University of Lynchburg women’s basketball team defeated Shenandoah University by a score of 74 to 62. This win marks their second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win and their third team win overall.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 10, marked the final regular season home game for the Lynchburg College women’s basketball seniors. The Lady Hornets faced off against Washington & Lee University and defeated them 66-47.
Before the game began, the three seniors on the women’s basketball team were honored in front of LC fans and family members. These seniors included forward Brittany Afolabi-Brown, guard Olivia DeFrancesco and forward Caroline Naumann. Read more
On the evening of Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018, Caroline Naumann, a senior forward for the Lynchburg College Women’s Basketball team, scored her 1,000 career-point at home against the Maroons of Roanoke College. Read more