Forest, Va. -- University of Lynchburg junior Emily Dudley earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's field hockey player of the week honor, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
The Westminster, Md., native is the first Hornet student-athlete to earn a weekly award from the ODAC in the 2019-20 academic year.
Dudley scored two goals and made an assist, helping Lynchburg to a 1-1 roadtrip over the weekend. Her 12 shots were tops on the team over the two games.
In Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Alvernia, Dudley came in clutch with the game-tying goal in the 49th minute. She scooped up a rebound on her own saved shot and finished past the keeper, forcing the game into overtime. She also converted for Lynchburg's lone point in the shootout.
The following day at Albright, Dudley tallied a goal and an assist in Lynchburg's 7-2 win. She helped put the Hornets ahead early, assisting Alexis Brown's fifth-minute goal off a penalty corner, and later, Dudley put an exclamation point on the rout with a 58th-minute goal.
It's the first-career ODAC player of the week honor for Dudley, whose 16 shots and 11 shots-on-goal this season lead the team.
Lynchburg has two games on the slate this coming weekend, first playing host to Kean on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Shellenberger Field, followed by a noon contest with Dickinson Sunday at the Liberty University Field Hockey Complex.
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