Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's field hockey team scored thrice in the waning minutes to secure a key 4-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win over Shenandoah Wednesday evening at the Liberty University Field Hockey Complex.
Sophomore forward Jackie Lerro (Royersford, Pa.) chipped in another on sophomore midfielder Alex Rebman's (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) first-career assist. Senior forward Kayla Copeman (Williamsburg, Va.) added Lynchburg's other goal.
SU goalkeeper Isabella Morande made seven saves.
Lynchburg out-shot its guest, 29-8.
Final: Lynchburg 4, Shenandoah 1
Records: Lynchburg (7-5, 3-0 ODAC), Shenandoah (9-4, 2-2 ODAC)
Venue: Liberty University Field Hockey Complex, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The hosts got on the board first, thanks to Rebman's 19th-minute trackdown of a loose rebound, which she shoveled to Lerro for the opening goal.
Shenandoah evened the tally just before halftime, when Kelsey Jones took Taylor Hayes' feed and finished shortly after a penalty corner.
Lynchburg controlled most of the second half and finally broke the tie in the 59th minute, when Simpao played a ball into space in the center of the circle, and Dudley chased it down and slapped it into the back of the cage.
Two minutes later, Copeman drove the ball along the right endline and heaved it into traffic, where it caromed off a defender's foot and went in.
Lynchburg added the icing in the 64th minute, as Dudley and Simpao repeated their magic from a few minutes earlier.
Lynchburg will play its third game of the week Friday at Dickinson. The Hornets and Red Devils square off at 3:30 p.m. in Carlisle, Pa.