Big Second Half Carries Maroons

action photo to the Roanoke field hockey team celebrating a score
Roanoke enjoyed a 26-4 shot advantage over the Pioneers

The Basics

Score: Roanoke 3 | Transylvania 1
 Maroons 4-2 | Pioneers 2-4
 Salem, Va.  

The Lead: The Roanoke College field hockey team returned to action after an overtime loss less than 24 hours ago. The Maroons used 19 penalty corners to help propel them to a 3-1 victory over Transylvania.

How it happened:

  • Roanoke began the afternoon by controlling most of the action in the Transylvania zone. However, Harper Zeitz was awarded a penalty shot and despite trailing 6-3 in shots, the Pioneers would take a 1-0 lead into the second frame.
  • The second period would see the field once again tilted in favor of the home team, 3-1 shot edge, and five minutes into the quarter, Katie Martin scored off a rebound shot from teammate Lauren Heffron.
  • After the break, the Roanoke offense dominated play as the Maroons would pressure Transylvania for the final 30 minutes. The final two and a half minutes of the third period would prove to be the difference.
  • With 2:22 on the clock, Caroline Diehl would take a pass from Emily Gabrielian to give Roanoke the lead. Minutes later, Heffron would add an insurance goal off a penalty shot.
  • The Pioneers did not get off a shot in the second half as Roanoke racked up a 26-4 advantage for the game.

Up next: The Maroons will continue their four game home stand with a visit from Wilson College on Tuesday night.


Watch: Diehl's go ahead goal....