GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Converse College (0-2, 0-1) field hockey team could not pull off the upset against No. 10 Limestone College (2-0, 1-0) on Tuesday evening at Saints Field. Limestone scored at least one goal in every period to take home the 8-0 win. This game served as the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas opener for both squads.
Score: Converse 0, No. 10 Limestone 8
Records: Converse (0-2, 0-1), No. 10 Limestone (2-0, 1-0)
Location: Saints Field, Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Sophomore goalie Jacqueline Wadsley collected 13 saves while playing all 60 minutes between the pipes.
- Junior Bo Linders led the Valkyries with two shots while Daija Krygier added one shot.
- The Saints Gwendolyn Lewis led all players with two goals.
- Limestone collected goals from seven different players.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Limestone wasted no time breaking through on the scoreboard, tallying three goals in the opening 15 minutes of action. After eight minutes of scoreless action LC's Samantha D'Antonio gathered a loose ball in front of the cage and snuck it past the keeper, giving Limestone the early lead. Goals at the 11 and 14 minute marks expanded the lead heading into the second quarter.
The Valkyries defense stiffened in the second, allowing only one goal, but Converse headed into the locker room trailing 4-0 after one half of play.
Converse came out firing to start the second half, putting two shots on goal, but the Limestone keeper pushed them away to keep the Vals off the board.
The Saints were able to add a single goal in the third followed by three more scores in the fourth to run away with the 8-0 victory.
Converse will return to the field on Saturday, September 14, traveling to face the Trojans of Mount Olive in a South Atlantic Conference Carolinas showdown. That contest is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.