W&L Field Hockey Falls to Rhodes, 4-1

W&L Field Hockey Falls to Rhodes, 4-1

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Washington and Lee field hockey team fell, 4-1, to Rhodes on Friday afternoon in a game played on a neutral field at Sewanee.

Rhodes (12-1) blew open a scoreless game with four second-half goals and limited the Generals (7-5) to just eight shots in the second period in posting the win.

The Lynx Lindsey Gurkovich opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 40th minute to give Rhodes a 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later, she tallied her second goal of the match to give Rhodes a 2-0 lead at the 47:52 mark.

W&L cut into the lead when sophomore Chelsea Stevenson (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) recorded an unassisted goal in the 61st minute to put the score at 2-1 in favor of the Lynx.

Libby Jones and Katie Fulcher each tallied markers for the Lynx in the game's final two minutes to account for the final margin.

Sophomore Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) played all 70:00 in goal for W&L and made 15 saves.

Jordan Robinson and Sarah Dockery each played 35 minutes in goal for Rhodes. Robinson played the first half and came up with two saves, while Dockery played the final 35:00, coming up with six saves.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they take on Sewanee at 12:00 pm.

Scoring Summary
RC – Gurkovich; 39:53
RC – Gurkovich (Ferguson); 47:52
W&L – C. Stevenson; 60:23
RC – Jones (Wagner); 68:21
RC – Faucher (Gurkovich); 69:59

W&L – Sutherland: 70:00, 4 GA, 15 saves
RC – Robinson: 35:00, 0 GA, 2 saves
RC – Dockery: 35:00, 1 GA, 6 saves

Game Summary
W&L – 13 shots, 7 penalty corners, 15 saves
RC – 25 shots, 15 penalty corners, 8 saves