The University of Mary Washington field hockey team erupted for seven first quarter goals en route to a 12-0 victory at Southern Virginia University on Wednesday evening in Capital Athletic Conference action in Buena Vista, Va. The Eagles improve to 7-10 overall, and 2-3 in league play.
Senior forward Lauren Hopkins opened the scoring just 1:06 into play, and junior Emma Claire Stewart added another at 4:17. Junior Morgan MacCartney added scores at 5:24 and 7:13, on assists from Stewart and senior Lexie Dixson, to up the margin to 4-0. Sophomore Sydney Keating caged a goal at 12:53, and junior Sammie Ferris added another exactly one minute later. Junior Izzy Scholz capped the first quarter scoring with seven seconds left, pushing the lead to 7-0.
Sophomore Jess Smith scored on a Hopkins assist at 22:33, giving the Eagles an 8-0 lead at halftime.
In the third, Hopkins scored her second of the game at 31:12 on a Meredith LeBel, and Dixson scored at 35:24 on a Hopkins assist. MacCartney scored her third of the night at 38:13 on a Dixson assist, and Ferris capped the scoring at 39:32 on a Hopkins pass.
UMW will be back in action on Saturday when the Eagles visit York College of Pa. the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament at 2 p.m.