The Roanoke College field hockey team will host Washington & Lee at Salem’s Kerr Stadium this Friday evening at 7 pm. The Maroons are 3-1 on the season and have allowed just two goals.
Last Friday at RC the Maroons shut out ODAC rival Eastern Mennonite, 2-0. After a scoreless first half Roanoke struck quickly after intermission. Julia Brown took the ball down the left side and into the zone before feeding a pass across the goal mouth to Lindsey Keyes for the goal with just 37 seconds gone in the second half.
With just over five minutes left to play the Maroons added an insurance goal. Claudia Roncone sent a perfect pass in front of the cage and Caroline Diehl deflected the ball to Madison Filson for a two goal lead.
The Roanoke defense would be solid throughout, only allowing three of the Royals five shots to be on target. Hannah Roerden stopped all three shots on goal in picking up her third win of the season.
A Tuesday matchup with defending champion Lynchburg was cancelled due to COVID concerns.