Lerro's hat trick pushes field hockey over Marlins

Jackie Lerro chases a loose ball.

Lynchburg, Va. -- Lynchburg College's field hockey team fought its way to a narrow 3-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory over Virginia Wesleyan University on Shellenberger Field Friday evening.

The Hornets got a hat trick from freshman Jackie Lerro (Royersford, Pa.) in the win.



Final: Lynchburg 3, Virginia Wesleyan 1

Records: Lynchburg (11-3, 3-1 ODAC), Virginia Wesleyan (6-6, 1-2 ODAC)

Venue: Shellenberger Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.



- The Hornets got off to a hot start but were unable to break through until a pair of freshmen, Emily Dudley (Westminster, Md.) and Lerro, hooked up for a goal shortly after an Emma Strouse (Dillsburg, Pa.) penalty corner.

- Lerro tacked on Lynchburg's second goal exactly a minute later on a breakaway.

- Early in the second half, Lerro picked up the third when Lacey Elliott (Newport News, Va.) played a ball in front of the cage that the freshman finished for the ODAC-leading 17th score of the season.

- The Marlins broke up the shutout in the 66th minute.



Lynchburg hits the road for Winchester on Sunday, Oct. 15 to take on defending ODAC champion Shenandoah starting at 2 p.m.