Big Second Half Leads Field Hockey Past W&L

Big Second Half Leads Field Hockey Past W&L

LEXINGTON CITY, Va. - The No. 13  Ursinus College field hockey team won its fourth straight game on Sunday as the Bears defeated Washington and Lee, 5-2. 

Tied 1-1 at the half, the Bears scored four second-half goals, including two from Gemma Dufoe to pull away from the Generals.

The Bears went down, 1-0, in the early going as the Generals scored the first goal of the afternoon. The Ursinus offense missed opportunities on a pair of penalty corners and shots that just missed the mark. 

Finally, after nearly 30-minutes of play, the Bears broke through in the final minute of the first half. Junior midfielder Gabriela Howell sent a pass to the top of the circle off a corner to junior Devon Carroll who received the pass and blasted the ball into the back of the cage for the equalizer.

The score was tied going into the half, but it didn't take long for the Bears offense to get going in the second. Ursinus grabbed control and took the lead early after Erin Saybolt fired a shot on goal with Dufoe right there to clean it up, scoring off of the rebound. 

10-minutes later Brianne Nicholas scored her second goal of the season to extend the lead two. However, the Generals answered and brought the game back within one heading into the final quarter

Carroll scored her second goal of the game in the first minute of action in the final frame and Dufoe followed suit. Dufoe scored her second goal of the afternoon as well just seven minutes after Carroll to give the Bears a commanding 5-2 lead. 

Goalie Addie Frey turned away four more shots from the Generals as the Bears held on to earn the win. 

What's Next

The Bears begin Centennial Conference play on Saturday when they host McDaniel at 12 p.m.