VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University field hockey team dropped it battle with Lynchburg, 3-1, Wednesday afternoon on Birdsong Field. With the loss, the Marlins go to 6-7 on the year and 3-4 in conference play. Lynchburg moves to 12-5 on the season and remains unbeaten in ODAC play (7-0).
The Marlins came right out of the gate as Elizabeth Roberto got the home side a one-goal advantage just 2:21 into the contest. The junior collected the ball near the top of the slot and hatcheted a hard shot that found the back of the cage. Lynchburg battled back though, scoring three goals to take the victory.
Defensively, the Marlins did well as they fought off all 19 of the Hornet's penalty corners. Emma Walsh had a solid game as well, tallying two defensive saves.
In net, Skye Swain defended well to keep the Marlins in striking distance, turning aside 19 Lynchburg attempts. The senior now holds the Virginia Wesleyan record for most career saves with 525, surpassing Britney Ewers' (97-00) 518 saves.
Field hockey returns to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts Shenandoah for Senior Day.