Freshmen lead field hockey over Frostburg State

Emily Dudley shoots the ball.

Frostburg, Md. -- Lynchburg's field hockey team remained one of the hottest in Division III, blowing past host Frostburg State, 4-1, on the road Wednesday night.

Freshmen continued to contribute for the Hornets as Emily Dudley (Westminster, Md.) scored the first two goals of her collegiate career, and Jackie Lerro (Royersford, Pa.) added another goal and an assist for LC. It was Lerro's third-straight game with a goal, a feat that helped her earn an honorable mention from the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Player of the Week committee earlier in the day.

Isabella Eldridge (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) also found the back of the cage for the unbeaten Hornets.



Final: Lynchburg 4, Frostburg State 1

Records: Lynchburg 5-0, Frostburg State 1-4

Venue: Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.



- The Bobcats took an early lead when Holly Van Wie scored in the fourth minute.

- It took Lynchburg nearly until halftime to answer, but the Hornets eventually tied the game at 1 when Lerro scored on a 40-yard breakaway in the 31st minute. It was the freshman's sixth goal in three games.

- The Hornets had better luck finding the cage in the second half. Dudley deflected Tappe Grotos' (Richmond, Va.) shot in the 38th minute to give LC the lead, and Lerro found Eldridge in front of the cage in the 45th to extend the advantage. Dudley scored again, swatting a Karissa LeMaire (Dewey Beach, Del.) pass past the Bobcats defense.

- Lynchburg dominated the stats in both halves, taking eight shots in each and outnumbering Frostburg State 15-2 on penalty corners.



The Hornets play host to No. 17 Mary Washington on Saturday at Shellenberger Field in this year's CODE RED game.