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Field hockey falls to Centenary (N.J.) in 2019 season opener

Field hockey falls to Centenary (N.J.) in 2019 season opener

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Eve Miller scored the Bryn Athyn College field hockey team's first goal of the season in the Lions' opening game of 2019, a 5-1 non-conference loss to Centenary (N.J.) Saturday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.

With Bryn Athyn trailing 1-0 with 2:09 left in the first quarter, Miller and the Lions took advantage of a penalty corner to level the score. Danielle News played the corner into Miller at the left wing. Miller flicked the ball high into the air of over an outstretched Sydnie Bogan for the equalizer.

Centenary reclaimed its one-goal advantage four minutes into the second quarter when Jordan Vandermark converted a penalty stroke by beating Kailey Brower to the left post.

The Cyclone lead grew to 4-1 in the third quarter as Centenary scored twice in a 1:38 span. Megan Baker recorded the first goal 5:33 into the quarter and Lucienne Wolfson followed it up by putting home the rebound of a Vandermark shot at 7:11.

Wolfson closed out the scoring with a breakaway goal with 1:34 left in the contest.

Brower and the Bryn Athyn defenders put together a strong effort despite the result, combining to make 22 saves. Brower finished the contest with a career-best 17 saves. Her previous high was 16 against Moravian on Sept. 15, 2018. Brittany Gunther posted a career-high three defensive saves, while Miller and News had one each.

Bogan and Jenyfer Peirera each made three stops in their respective 30 minutes of action. Dayna Wich added a defensive save.

Bryn Athyn has a week off before traveling to Neumann for a non-conference tilt on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m.