Wolves fall to Bellarmine Knights in field hockey
NEWBERRY — The Newberry Wolves had a great start in Sunday’s field hockey match against the Bellarmine Knights, but the visitors went on a run before the half and went on to take down Newberry 10-2.
The Wolves scored two first half goals, with Caitlyn Warren scoring off of a penalty corner on assists from Courtlyn Warren and Kaitlyn Willard in the 14th minute.
After a BU goal on a penalty stroke, the Wolves tied the match back up at 2-all in the 25th minute on the first collegiate goal by Carly Lutz, with Caitlyn Warren picking up the assist.
From there, the Knights scored three goals before the half and picked up another five in the second half as BU turned up the offensive pressure. Bellarmine was led by a hat trick from Brittany Raque.
Goalkeeper Morgan Downey absorbed the pressure well, making 12 saves with eight in the second half.
Newberry is now 0-5 on the season and hosts Mercy, N.Y. at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5.
The Newberry Wolves field hockey team scored two second half goals, but a late first half flurry by the visiting Lindenwood Lady Lions was too much to overcome, as the guests earned an 8-2 victory at Setzler Field on Saturday afternoon.
Newberry falls to 0-4 with the loss and hosts Bellarmine, Ky., at noon Sunday.
The Wolves contained the Lady Lions for large stretches of the first half, as it was only a 1-0 game with 22 minutes gone, but Lindenwood scored four goals in the final 12 minutes of the half to take a 5-0 lead at the break.
LU scored another goal early in the second half, but Newberry played the guests evenly from there.
Karissa Dodson scored her second goal of the season in the 49th minute, notching the final notch before the net after a scramble following a penalty corner. Anna Kate Smith and Caitlyn Warren recorded assists on the play.
Lindenwood scored two in quick succession but just before the final horn, Smith scored her first goal at Newberry on a tap-in with Caitlyn Warren and Kaitlyn Willard recording assists.
Newberry out-cornered LU 12-7, but the Lady Lions outshot Newberry by a 3-14 count.
Newberry goalkeeper Morgan Downey had her highest save percentage of the season and made 10 saves.
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