Hornets Comeback to Edge Red Devils 2-1

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Lynchburg, Va.) – The Dickinson field hockey team jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the University of Lynchburg, but the Hornets would rally for a 2-1 win at Liberty University on Sunday.

The Red Devils struck first with junior Maddie Dombroski (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) finishing an assist from Bridget Fontaine (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) four minutes into the second quarter.

Senior goalkeeper Heather Meeder (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) made a brilliant kick save on a penalty corner with just over a minute remaining in the third.

The Hornets would capitalize after another corner with just seven seconds on the clock in the third quarter, following another big save from Meeder.

The Red Devils defended the corner, but a penalty stroke was called, leading to the game-tying goal as Alexis Brown caged a well-placed shot that slipped just inside the left post.

Lynchburg put together a strong offensive build that led to an open look for Taylor Jones on the back post after a nice pass from Jackie Lero at the 12:50 mark.

The Hornets drew another penalty corner with six minutes to play in the game. Meeder made some great saves, turning back a flurry of shots to keep the Red Devils in striking distance.

Lynchburg was able to hold on and burn off the remaining time as they improve to 2-2 on the season. Laurel Nicks finished with four saves.

Lynchburg held a 12-8 shot advantage and a 7-4 edge in penalty corners.

Meeder turned away six shots for the Red Devils as they move to 3-3 on the season. The Devils will open Centennial Conference play next Saturday at Swarthmore College at 4:00 pm.