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Dubois, Parnell power field hockey past Southern Virginia, 2-1

Dubois, Parnell power field hockey past Southern Virginia, 2-1
 

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – In a game that saw Lexie Dubois and Alisha Parnell each accomplish collegiate firsts, the Bryn Athyn College field hockey team notched its first win of the 2019 season, 2-1 over Southern Virginia Saturday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.

Dubois handled things on the offensive end of the field by scoring the first two goals of her collegiate career in the win. Meanwhile, on the defensive end, Alisha Parnell—normally a defender—was called into emergency goalkeeping duties and picked up her first collegiate victory with a two-save performance.

Bryn Athyn (1-5) dominated the contest, holding advantages in both shots (23-5) and penalty corners (15-2). However, the Lions wouldn't break through until Dubois would be left all alone at the right post on a penalty corner and tipped-in a Katherine Halle pass with 8:36 left in the second quarter.

Bryn Athyn carried the lead over to the third but would surrender a breakaway goal with 3:39 left to Mariely Aquin that tied the score at one.

Dubois would get the lead right back for the Lions, needing just 37 seconds after the Southern Virginia goal, as the ball came to her out of a crowd and gave Dubois an easy sweep into the net. Lilou Haddad notched an assist on the play for her first collegiate point.

The Lions defense locked down the Knights in the final stanza, allowing only one shot attempt—that was stopped by Parnell—to earn the win.

Kyla Nase recorded nine saves for Southern Virginia (0-8).

Bryn Athyn will open Colonial States Athletic Conference play when they take the field again on Thursday, October 3 at Lancaster Bible at 4 p.m.