Lynchburg, Va. -- Nikki Simpao (Stafford, Va.) racked up three goals and an assist, Baylee Mueller (New Albany, Ohio) scored twice and made an assist, and the Lynchburg College field hockey team won its second game in as many days, 7-1, over visiting Wittenberg.
The Hornets were on the offensive from whistle to whistle, out-shooting Wittenberg 27-9 and holding an 18-3 advantage over the Tigers in penalty corners.
Final: Lynchburg 7, Wittenberg 1
Records: Lynchburg 2-0, Wittenberg 1-1.
Venue: Shellenberger Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Lynchburg scored right off the opening whistle, when Mueller found Simpao in front of the cage, and the All-American midfielder was able to finish for her first goal of the season.
- Wittenberg tied the game in the 15th minute, but Simpao put the Hornets back in front with an unassisted score four minutes later.
- Mueller added her first goal of the game in the 21st minute, assisted by Karissa LeMaire's (Dewey Beach, Del.) penalty corner.
- Lynchburg poured it on after halftime, racking up 19 shots and four more goals in the second half. Simpao, Mueller, Isabella Eldridge (Mount Pleasant, S.C.), and Kayla Copeman (Williamsburg, Va.) scored the Hornets' goals.
The Hornets hit the road for the first time next weekend, traveling to Reading, Pa., Saturday to take on No. 18 Alvernia. Lynchburg will not play on Shellenberger Field again until Saturday, Sept. 16, when the Hornets play host to Mary Washington.