SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee field hockey team overcame a slow start to defeat Converse, 8-2, Saturday afternoon at Puett Field.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (5-1) 8, Converse (0-4) 2
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Sewanee offense, despite a Ceara Caffrey goal in the eighth minute, trailed 2-1 in the 20th minute.
-Following the Valkyries taking the lead, the Tigers responded almost three minutes later with Caffrey's second goal of the contest and 11th of the year to even the contest at two goals apiece.
-The NCAA's third-best in goals per game responded again about a minute and a half later. The junior found Hannah Tompkins' pass to give the Tigers the lead for good, as well as the hat trick.
-The Purple and Gold added two more goals before the halftime intermission. Elisabeth Domittner and Buckley Norman each tallied their first goals of the season to make it 5-2 in favor of the home team.
-In the 46th minute, Caffrey found the back of the cage again for her fourth goal of the contest and her 13th of the season to push the lead to 6-2.
-For the contest, Sewanee took 22 shots to Converse's nine.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Ceara Caffrey took seven shots, all on goal, and recorded a four-game performance for the second time in her career.
-Kadie Hicks (4-1) played 24 minutes in the cage for Sewanee.
CONVERSE KEY STATISTICS
-Maddie Yocklin and Flore Samsi each struck for a goal the Valkyries.
The Tigers will wrap up the weekend homestand Sunday with a contest against Bridgewater, scheduled for 11 a.m.