Second-Place W&L Marches Past Royals In Field Hockey Action

Jessica Conner is tied for eighth in the ODAC in defensive saves. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Jessica Conner is tied for eighth in the ODAC in defensive saves. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The field hockey women succumbed to high-powered Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va. Taylor Hensley mustered Eastern Mennonite's only goal in a 6-1 ODAC loss.

The Royals slide to 5-9 on the year and 0-5 in the ODAC, while W&L improves to 10-5 and 5-1 ODAC.

Utilizing a 17-shot attack in each half, the Generals scored four times before intermission, including the final one on a penalty corner after time had expired.

Taylor Hensley (Orange, Va./Orange County) scored her second goal of the season on a tip-in in the 49th minute, knocking in a pass from Courtney Ray (Yorktown, Va./Yorktown), but the Royals couldn't mount another counterattack in the loss.

EMU was held to five shot attempts in the game, although all five were on goal. Julie Burkhardt (Perkasie, Pa./PA Cyber) attempted a team high two shots. Along with Hensley's goal, Lorraine Armstrong (Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim) and Emily Price (Hampton, Va./Homeschool) each had one shot.

Hannah Daley (Lothian, Md./Southern) set a new career high with 17 saves between the pipes. Jessica Conner (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) picked up her second defensive saves in as many games.

After a short rest, the Royals play two games in two days, and hope to pick up at least one win. The women head to Sweet Briar Tuesday at 4:00pm in a rescheduled ODAC game. Then on Wednesday EMU hosts Randolph-Macon College at 7:00pm.