Hornets Hold Off Bridgewater, 2-0, In ODAC Action
|Lynchburg (5-2, 2-0 ODAC)||0||2||2|
|Bridgewater (Va.) (2-5-1, 1-1 ODAC)||0||0||0|
|2nd - 66:48||Betsy Kwiatkowski (Lynchburg)|
|2nd - 75:46||Jessica Gonzalez (Lynchburg)|
2 Players (#3, #6 - 1)
A: Kristen Melchiori - 2
Sh: Jessica Gonzalez - 5
Sv: Jackie Bader - 4
Sh: Jacey Kelley - 2
Sv: Cari Hensley - 6
|TEAM STATISTICS||Lynchburg||Bridgewater (Va.)|
|Shots (on goal)||20 (9)||7 (5)|
BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Lynchburg College scored two goals in the second half Wednesday to turn back a determined effort by the Bridgewater College Eagles, 2-0, in ODAC women's soccer action.
The teams went to the half tied at 0-0 after an evenly played first 45 minutes. Lynchburg held a slim 7-5 edge in shots and each team had three shots on goal.
The Eagles had two huge opportunities to score early in the game. Jacey Kelley (Road Newburg, PA/Shippinsburg) floated a shot toward goal from 25 yards and Lynchburg keeper Jackie Bader made a leaping save to stop the attempt.
The Hornets countered when Jessica Gonzalez ripped a shot toward goal from 30 yards out, but the ball hit the crossbar as the score remained tied.
Bridgewater had one more chance when Caroline Banks (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan Catholic) put a shot on goal but the ball was cleared off the goal line by a Lynchburg defender.
The Hornets controlled action in the second half, holding a 13-2 edge in shots.
Bridgewater's defense held strong until Betsy Kwiatkowski found the net at the 66:48 mark to put the Hornets on top, 1-0.
Lynchburg added an insurance goal in the 76th minute when Gonzalez headed in a goal off a corner kick from Jill Melanson, making the score 2-0.
Lynchburg is now 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the ODAC while Bridgewater drops to 2-5-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference.