Lynchburg, Va. -- The No. 19-ranked University of Lynchburg field hockey team remained undefeated in ODAC play after a 7-1 victory over Virginia Wesleyan University Wednesday night at home on Shellenberger Field.
Junior Jackie Lerro led the the Hornets (11-3, 4-0 ODAC) with four goals and two assists on the evening. It was her second four-goal game of the season.
Sophomore Emily Dudley opened the gates early with an unassisted goal in the ninth minute. Lerro followed suit just minutes later to make the score 2-0. She later added goals on assists from Maggie Chiappazzi in the 19th minute and from Sarah McCollum in the 28th minute.
The Marlins (4-9, 1-2) responded with an early fourth-quarter goal from Haille Hatter to cut the Hornet lead to 6-1, however it was not enough to mount a comeback as late in the quarter. Lerro found the back of the cage again for an unassisted goal, her fourth of the game, to close out the scoring.
The Lynchburg field hockey team will be back in action on Saturday Oct. 19 for Homecoming with a 2 p.m. Old Dominion Athletic Conference match as the Hornets take on the Royals of Eastern Mennonite.