Marlins Bust Out Offensively Against Sweet Briar
SWEET BRIAR, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College field hockey team scored seven goals on Wednesday afternoon to defeat Sweet Briar College 7-0 in non-conference action.
The seven goals scored proved to be an offensive explosion, matching the Marlins' season total through eight games coming into the matchup with the Vixens.
More firsts were to follow as Jacklyn Cheely found the back of the cage for her first collegiate goal, making it 4-0 on VWC's first penalty stroke score of the year. Parker rounded out the first half with another tally for her first multi-score effort.
Katie Torretti had 20 saves for Sweet Briar (0-5) while Eve Mergenthaler added to her already impressive career total with four defensive saves. VWC's Skye Swain made one stop while picking up the shutout.
Virginia Wesleyan outshot Sweet Briar 41-2 while maintaining an 11-1 edge in penalty corners.
Virginia Wesleyan (2-7/0-1 ODAC) returns home to face Bridgewater College (2-6/0-0) Saturday in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Homecoming contest scheduled for 11 a.m.