SALEM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference field hockey game this afternoon on the road, falling 7-1 to Roanoke College at Kerr Field.
Roanoke (4-1, 1-1 ODAC)
Ferrum (2-7, 0-2 ODAC)
Roanoke scored two goals in the first 8:12, then closed the first half with a 6-0 lead and a 21-2 shot advantage. Dominique Harper helped Ferrum avoid the shutout with an unassisted goal at the 50:57 mark.
Stephany Mireles played all 70 minutes in net for the Panthers, making her goalkeeping debut with 14 saves. Threee goalkeepers spent time in net for Roanoke to preserve the league win. The Maroons closed the game with a 26-6 advantage in shots.
Roanoke: Katie Martin 2 goals; Claire Eisenhart 2 asst; Emilee Wooten 2 asst
Ferrum: Milreles 70 min, 14 saves
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"We played a decent second half after a slow start that got us behind early. It was good to see the women continue to fight until the end despite the score. But, we need to learn to play from the first whistle. We will need to be bounce back and be ready to play a tough Shenandoah squad this weekend." -- Head Coach Carrie Hanshue Austin
Austin's team will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 6, at Shenandoah University. The ODAC game gets underway at 5:00 p.m. in Winchester, Virginia.