For immediate release – 11/12/2011 - #151
#3 LC Field Hockey Defeats Catholic 2-0
EWING, NJ - There are only eight teams left in the 2011 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament, and fourth-ranked Lynchburg College is one of them. The Hornets defeated Catholic University 2-0 in the second round of the tournament Saturday, hosted by the College of New Jersey.
Senior Tarah Rahner poked in a loose ball in front of the net exactly 18 minutes into the game and LC took the 1-0 lead into intermission. LC outshot the Cardinals 7-3 in the first 35 minutes and each team was awarded two penalty corners.
Following a penalty corner, sophomore attack Kelli Williams found the back of the cage from junior Shelly Milks at 46:15. The LC defense and senior goalie Tiffany Frye withstood a Cardinal flurry in the second half to hold onto the shutout. CU outshot LC in the second half 10-3 and had 10 corners to LC's five after intermission. For the game, Catholic outshot LC 13-10 and held an advantage of 12-7 in penalty corners.
Frye made six saves for Lynchburg (19-1) and Megan Comunale notched six saves for Catholic (17-2). Sophomore Melanie Tenney made a defensive save.
The Hornets face The College of New Jersey Sunday at 1 p.m. in the third round. The winner advances to the national semifinals next weekend in Lowell, MA.