Field Hockey Falls in OT to Shenandoah 2-1 of the ODAC Semifinals

Field Hockey Falls in OT to Shenandoah 2-1 of the ODAC Semifinals

Lynchburg Va. – The Shenandoah Field Hockey team edged out the Lynchburg Hornets in an overtime thriller 2-1 on Shellenberger Field during the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) semifinal round. The loss knocks the Hornets out of the ODAC Tournament as they will have to wait until Monday to see if they qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Shenandoah brought the pressure early and often as they had Lynchburg senior goalkeeper Beka Hess diving every which direction. The SU attack began right from the whistle when they got in the Hornet zone and drew a penalty corner that sent Hess diving to make a save followed by another team save off the rebound.  Just a couple of minutes later Shenandoah took another penalty corner which was followed by three continuous saves for Hess. Shenandoah would break through the Hornet defense four minutes into the game when Taylor Little knocked in a rebound with Kayla Alderman getting the assist for SU.

Lynchburg would get its attack going during the 20th minute when sophomore Nikki Simpao fired a shot from the top of the point that grazed the Shenandoah's goalkeeper Jessica Brown's leg pad. Hess was able to keep the deficit at one goal when she made a filly sprawled out save during the 20th minute and the Hornets fed off the energy as junior Lacey Elliot attacked the net and ripped a shot that once again deflected off the keeper Alderman's leg pad. SU would take a 1-0 lead over Lynchburg heading into halftime as they held an 11-6 advantage in shots while Hess made eight saves.

Much like Shenandoah in the first half, Lynchburg came out of the half applying pressure to the Shenandoah defense. Simpao led the Hornet attack creating opportunities in from of the SU net but was unable to convert them to goals in the opening minutes. During the 30th minute Simpao had a goal disallowed as it struck the top left corner of the net but it was ruled too high. Just three minutes later sophomore Kayla Copeman assisted Simpao to give the Hornets their first goal of the game and even the game at one. The game saw physicality much like the last game when the teams picked up a combined four green cards in an eight-minute span during the 49th minute through the 57th minute. A defensive showing came about in the game's last 15 minutes of regulation before Lynchburg junior Karissa LeMaire took a penalty corner with the scoreboard showing zeroes. LeMaire would deliver the ball into the box where junior Hannah Krause would send a shot that went short and wide as the game was headed to overtime.

Shenandoah controlled the opening minutes of overtime before Morgan Payne took the periods first and last penalty corner where she found Taylor Hayes who buried the game winner at the 10:37 mark in overtime to end the game. Hess finished the game with nine saves with many of them being acrobatic while Shenandoah added five.

Shenandoah advances to play Washington & Lee for the ODAC championship tomorrow on Shellenberger Field with a start time of 6:30 p.m. Lynchburg will have to wait until Monday to see if they have done enough to earn an at-large NCAA tournament berth.

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Sat Dec 07
at Bast-Cregger Invitational
Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
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Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
Final
51 East. Mennonite
90 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
Final
67 Emory & Henry
56 vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
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Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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