Field hockey adds on late to seal win at Bridgewater

Jackie Lerro controls the ball on Shellenberger Field.

Bridgewater, Va. -- Jackie Lerro (Royersford, Pa.) bookended a 5-2 victory with a pair of goals as the Lynchburg College field hockey team won its third-straight game Friday evening over Old Dominion Athletic Conference foe Bridgewater.

The Hornets led 2-0 at halftime, but Bridgewater cut the deficit to one on two occasions after intermission. But Lynchburg caged a pair of goals in the final four minutes to pull away and seal the victory.



Final: Lynchburg 5, Bridgewater 2

Records: Lynchburg (9-3, 2-1 ODAC), Bridgewater (4-8, 1-2 ODAC)

Venue: Jopson Athletic Complex, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va.



- Lerro tipped in a scoop by Nikki Simpao (Stafford, Va.) to give Lynchburg a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, just after a penalty corner.

- Freshman Alexis Brown (Culpeper, Va.) added Lynchburg's second goal in the 32nd minute.

- After the Eagles scored to make it 2-1 just after halftime, Karissa LeMaire (Dewey Beach, Del.) scored her first goal of the season to double the deficit in the 52nd minute.

- Bridgewater scored again five minutes later, but Simpao and Lerro added late goals just 22 seconds apart in the 67th minute to ice the win.



The Hornets will take a break from ODAC play this week with a trip to Stevenson on Tuesday, Oct. 10.