BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Four Eagles recorded their first career points on the game's opening two goals, as the Bridgewater College field hockey team beat Transylvania 3-0 on Saturday.
Senior Elise Lloyd scored her first collegiate goal to give the Eagles a halftime lead, tapping in a cross from freshman Meredyth Rankin.
Seconds after coming on the field to start the fourth quarter, freshman Meghan Bailey found teammate Kallie Moyer, who dribbled around the goalie and scored to double BC's advantage.
The Eagles added a third on a nice corner play with Courtney Cooke setting up Meghan Obaugh.
Moyer's deflection was saved less than two minutes into the game. Cooke then cut past three defenders but her shot was stopped by the pad of Sidney Varney.
The Eagles had held a 6-0 advantage in shots and 2-0 in penalty corners until the final seconds of the first quarter. Right before the horn, Transylvania broke the other way and Emily Witzke stopped a jam attempt by Brianna McCulley and kicked away a follow-up by Lilly Kramer. The Pioneers then had two corner opportunities as well in the final 10 seconds of the first quarter.
Obaugh had a good chance in the third quarter that skidded inches wide of the right post.
Cooke made another nice run past several defenders and ripped a slap shot into the cage from the edge of the area later in the third, but the played was called off.
Ali Bishop replaced Witzke in the cage and made one save, and then sophomore goalie Brooke Hamm saw her first collegiate action to close out the shutout.
Bridgewater (1-6) will be home again tomorrow, with a tough matchup against another SAA school- #18 Centre College.