Field Hockey Makes History, But Falls 2-1 to Newberry

First-ever BAC field hockey goal
First-ever BAC field hockey goal

BELMONT, N.C. -- Tyla Goodsell-Matthews scored the first goal in Belmont Abbey Field Hockey history Wednesday, but Caitlyn Warren tallied goals before and after to lift Newberry to a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders at Alumni Field. The game marked the first in history on campus for the first-year program at The Abbey.

Goodsell-Matthews took a pass from fellow New Zealander Xanthe Rademeyer just over 10 minutes into the second half to even the game at 1-1, but Warren tallied her second goal of the game and season unassisted just four minutes later for the game-winner. She had opened the scoring just over six minutes into the contest when she converted from the left side off a penalty corner.

Newberry (1-2) outshot Belmont Abbey (0-3) by a 12-6 margin, although the shots were four apiece after intermission, while each team had 10 penalty corners.

Anna Fleetwood had four saves in the Crusaders goal, while Dakota Elzy made a pair of saves for Newberry.

The Cruaders continue their homestand on Friday when they welcome another future ECAC DII Field Hockey League member, Lindenwood, to Alumni Field. The start time is 3 p.m.