DAVIDSON, N.C.— Bellarmine field hockey delivered its second-highest scoring efficiency of the season and wrapped up the weekend with a 4-3 non-conference win at Davidson on Sunday afternoon.
Last week, the Knights (4-9, 2-2 MAC) scored a season-best 5 objectives towards Queens. On Sunday, the Knights offense got here to play once more, scoring 3 in their 4 objectives in the first part.
“It was nice to rebound from Friday’s game against App State and get a W today,” Knights Head Coach Devanny Boisvert stated. “Obviously, we were a little tired from the double OT game, but we dug deep to end the weekend on a positive note.”
After a Davidson penalty nook about 11 mins into the fit, Amber Hofenk Jerembo streaked up the some distance sideline. She threaded a cross all the manner into the circle for Marit van der Bend, who spun to left and fired a shot into the purpose. van der bend’s purpose was once her fourth of the season, whilst the help was once Hofenk Jerembo’s first this yr.
Both groups had been held scoreless the rest of the first quarter, and Davidson in the end tied the recreation six mins into the moment duration with a Bella Worthington purpose.
Bellarmine confirmed resilience, then again, answering inside of two mins. The Knights earned 3 directly penalty corners, and their 3rd shot on purpose in the collection in any case went thru. From the best of the circle, Hofenk Jerembo scooted to her proper and blasted a laser into the cage to give Bellarmine a 2-1 edge. Peyton Hobson was once credited with the help, her team-best fourth of the season.
The scoring no doubt was once no longer carried out there in the first part – at the 27 minute mark, Davidson’s Charlie Kabelac tied the recreation 2-2 off a penalty nook.
The theme of fast responses in the first part persisted, then again, and Bellarmine retook the lead not up to a minute later. The Knights generated every other nook and done completely. Instead of firing a shot from the best of the circle, Anna Crump despatched a cross to Hofenk Jerembo who on the proper wing. From a an identical spot as her earlier purpose, Hofenk Jerembo hit every other bullet and scored her moment purpose of the day. Hofenk Jerembo’s objectives had been the 10th and 11th objectives of the season up to now.
The moment part scoring lightened up, no less than in the 3rd quarter. Neither staff scored in the 3rd duration or first 5 mins of the fourth duration. At the 50-minute mark, then again, Bellarmine took benefit of a penalty nook for the 3rd time. Crump laced a shot from the best of the circle, and Isabel Gladys tipped it in from excellent of the purpose. The purpose was once Gladys’ moment of the season, and the help was once Crump’s moment of the day.
That insurance coverage purpose proved necessary for Bellarmine as Sarah Minges scored with not up to 5 mins left for the Wildcats to make it a 4-3 recreation. Davidson went empty internet for the ultimate 4 mins however was once not able to get off a shot, and Bellarmine locked up the win.
“Our attacking corners were really sharp today, and I was happy to see us earn nine of them,” Boisvert added. “Our team and individual defense struggled a little today, but it gives us some areas of improvement for this upcoming week. I was proud to see this team pull together when the game got a little chaotic. We also have matched the number of wins from last season and are excited about the continuining progress of Bellarmine field hockey.”
Davidson held a 16-14 merit in photographs for the recreation, however photographs on purpose had been even 10-10. The Wildcats additionally had a 12-9 edge in penalty corners, however Bellarmine transformed on 3 of its nook probabilities.
Danni Swallow began the first part in purpose for the Knights and made 3 saves, whilst Kailey Workman performed the ultimate half-hour and made 4 saves.
The Knights go back house subsequent weekend with suits towards Ball State on Friday and Duke on Sunday at Trager Stadium.
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