CARLISLE, Pa. - Sierra Bobb, and Ellie Werner each tallied their first goals of the season in the fourth quarter as they helped the Dickinson College field hockey team pick up their first win of the 2021 season with a 2-1 win over the No. 13 University of Lynchburg Hornets on Saturday afternoon at the Biddle Field Complex.
The visitors wasted no time getting on the board as Franka Weronek finished off a well-executed penalty corner set up by Jackie Lerro for the 1-0 edge just 53-seconds in. Lynchburg tested the Devils cage four more times, but Saige Stevens recorded two saves and watched two sail wide keeping things where they were. Dickinson got inside the attacking circle in the final minute, however, both Abby Marthins and Hailey Womer were denied by Kayla Brady.
The home side had the early pressure in the second with Sammi Moonay and Sierra Bobb firing towards the cage, but neither was able to dent Brady. In her first action of the season, Olivia Renault was tested by Emily Dudley six minutes in and was up to the task. Dickinson carried the play the remainder of the quarter as Bridget Fontaine, Hannah Spiri, Amanda Fruman and Tara Hausker were all stopped by Brady.
The Red Devils appeared to tie the game six minutes into the period as Spiri fired a shot that slipped by Brady, but Kaylie Truitt was there to sweep up the danger to keep the Hornets in front. Lynchburg recorded the final four shots of the third with Stevens making two saves knocking aside attempts from Aaryn Boatwright and Truitt.
To begin the fourth the host came out firing away as they earned two penalty corners and four shots in the first two minutes of the frame. Then, at the 3:02 mark Renault returned to the cage for the home team after Stevens had played third and that sparked the Devils, as two minutes later they were on the board thanks to Bobb off a feed from Womer to knot the score. Just 1:32 later Dickinson had the lead after Werner got in tight to clean up an attempt by Spiri for the 2-1 advantage. Lynchburg would get one final shot off with seven minutes left, but Lerro missed wide allowing Dickinson to claim victory.
Dickinson will be back at it on Wednesday at 5 p.m. when they travel to Susquehanna University for a non-conference match.