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UMW: Baker’s goal stuns No. 7 Hornets, propels Eagles
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Midfielder Caitlin Baker scored with 1:19 left in regulation to snap a tie and propel the University of Mary Washington field hockey team to a 3–2 victory over No. 7 Lynchburg College at the Battleground Athletic Complex Saturday.
The Hornets tied up the contest with three minutes remaining before Baker’s heroics. Lisa Charney scored two unassisted goals to pace the Eagles while Claire Gianelle had six saves in goal.
The Eagles led in shots, 23-14, and had 14 penalty corners to nine for Lynchburg. UMW (4–0) will host McDaniel College today at the Battleground at 2 p.m.
The host Eagles scored the games’ lone goals in the second half, defeating Catholic 2–0.
After a scoreless opening half, Adrian Newcomb scored on a penalty kick nearly three minutes into the second half. Jessica Bednarcik tallied the insurance goal in the game’s final minute.
Charlotte Owens made seven saves for the Eagles (3–0), who face Guilford College today at 3 p.m.
The Eagles won two of three matches at the Stevenson University Invitational, topping Ursinus College 3–0 and Cairn College 3–1 before falling to host Stevenson in three sets.
Kaitlynn Wickersham had Kayla Crawford solid tournaments for the Eagles, who host Frostburg State in their Capital Athletic Conference opener at 7 p.m. Wednesday.