Field Hockey Women Drop Home Contest To Lynchburg

Clover Cooper picked up her first defensive save of the year. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Clover Cooper picked up her first defensive save of the year. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The EMU field hockey women lost 9-0 to University of Lynchburg Monday night in Harrisonburg. With the loss the Royals fall to 6-8 overall and 0-4 in conference play as the Hornets improve to 9-5 and 4-0.

Lynchburg started out the game quickly scoring in the 4th minute of the game on a goal by Kayla Copeman. Nikki Simpao quickly made the score 3-0 when she scored back-to-back goals in the 12th and 18th minute.

The Hornets jumped to a 4-0 lead after a goal by Jackie Lerro in the 19th minute. Simpao completed her hat trick in the 28th minute to make it 5-0. Maggie Chiappazzi bumped the score 6-0 in the 33rd minute.

Simpao would go on to score in the 54th and 55th minutes of the game to make it 8-0. Chiappazzi would cap the scoring in the 60th minute to make the score 9-0.

The Royals did have chances to score on shots by Skylar Hedgepeth (Smithfield, Va./Smithfield) who tried to stuff the ball in the corner in the 61st minute, but was stopped by the Lynchburg goalkeeper.

The Hornets outshot EMU 37-10 and 26-6 on goal. Kelsey Troyer (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) had 11 saves in the cage for the Royals.

Hedgepeth led the Royals with four shots. Casey Webb (Hampton, Va./Bethel) had three defensive saves for EMU, while Brandy Troutman (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) had two and Clover Cooper (Barboursville, Va./Orange County) had one.

Next up for the Royals is a 4:00pm match on Wednesday as they head up to Shenandoah.