Marlins drop 3-0 finale to No. 17 Lynchburg

Marlins drop 3-0 finale to No. 17 Lynchburg

VIRGINIA BEACH -- A valiant effort by the Virginia Wesleyan College field hockey team helped to keep powerhouse Lynchburg College in check on Tuesday, but the visiting Hornets posted a 3-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory at the National Training Center.

Lynchburg (14-3, 7-0), ranked 17th in the recent National Field Hockey Coaches Assocation poll, scored once in the first half off 16 shots.  Kelli Williams (Middletown, Del./William Penn) did the scoring.

Lindsay Leonard (Yorktown/Grafton) accounted for both Lynchburg goals in the second half, scoring in the 48th minute and again in the 61st minute.

Virginia Wesleyan (3-12, 1-7) produced five shots and three penalty corners, while Lynchburg finished with 30 shots and 12 corners.

Junior Kirsten Olson (Springfield/Lorton South County) finished with 14 saves for the Marlins.  Jordan Seeley (Louisville, Ky./Collegiate) recorded three saves for Lynchburg.

The game was final outing of the season for Virginia Wesleyan.