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Field Hockey Drops 3-1 Decision at W&J

Field Hockey Drops 3-1 Decision at W&J

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Despite a late goal by Tessa Tierson, the Bridgewater College field hockey team suffered its first loss of the 2016 season, 3-1 at Washington & Jefferson College on Sunday.

Tierson scored with exactly five minutes remaining, tipping in a long pass from Madison Clement at the back post.

Freshman Judy Yurkofsky opened the scoring in the first half on a penalty corner, finishing off a shot from Amanda Steffey.

Yurkofsky scored her second of the day to make it 3-0 in the second half. Bridgewater's Ali Bishop saved Rachel Fromm but Fromm got the rebound and passed it over to Yurkofsky for the goal.

In between, Rachel Buyan had given W&J had a 2-0 halftime lead with another penalty corner goal.

Bishop stopped five shots in her second collegiate start, with sophomore defender Laura Gretz also registering a defensive save.

Three of those six saves came in a four second span within the opening three minutes of the game. Bishop stuffed two attempts from Jenna Jaworski to jam the ball in, and Gretz swept a rebound from Steffey off the goalline.

Bridgewater falls to 1-1 and will face a crucial conference trip to Lynchburg on Thursday, while Washington & Jefferson improves to 3-0 on the season.