Nov. 11, 2009

Courtesy of Lynchburg College Sports Information Office

LYNCHBURG, VA - The No. 10 Lynchburg College field hockey team got a hat trick from sophomore Jordan Warrington (Ocean View, DE/Indian River) in a 5-3 victory over No. 14 Juniata College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in heavy rain from Shellenberger Field.

With the victory, Lynchburg (18-4) advances to take on No. 3 Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA this Saturday. LC scored the opening goal just 28 seconds into the contest, as Warrington finished a pass from Allie Weir (Richmond, VA/James River) to take an early lead.

Allie Weir scored her 31st goal of the season at 19:45 of the contest, corralling a Shelly Milks (Gloucester, VA/Gloucester) cross and shooting it past the JC keeper. The Hornets struck just 22 seconds later to make the score 3-0 as Warrington got her second of the half with help from Jenny Weir (Richmond, VA/James River).

Shauna Deschenes got the Eagles on the board at 21:55, finishing a pass from Caroline Phillips to send the game into intermission with a score of 3-1. After halftime, Juniata (17-5) pulled to within one at 36:12 on an unassisted Kim Amrod goal, her 18th of the year. The Hornets answered 1:48 later, pushing their lead back up to two thanks to Warrington's third of the evening.

Allie Weir notched her second of the night at 52:51 to put LC back up by three, as Warrington dished off to Weir off of a long run for the score. With her second goal of the night, Allie Weir tied Denae Chambers of Messiah as the Division III all-time points leader with 297 in her career.

Meg McGLone scored an unassisted score with just under three minutes to go for JC, but the Eagles would get no closer. Lynchburg outshot its visitors 26-9, holding a 10-5 advantage in penalty corners. Juniata keeper Denalyn Spratt made seven saves while Sarah Cates (Wilmington, DE/Brandywine) stopped two shots for LC.

Lynchburg will travel to take on Ursinus College at 11 a.m. this Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UC knocked LC out of the 2008 NCAA Tournament with a score of 3-2.