Field Hockey Falls to Rhodes in SAA Opener

Field Hockey Falls to Rhodes in SAA Opener

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee field hockey team evened the contest at the half, but a 47th-minute goal by Rhodes saw the Tigers drop their Southern Athletic Association opener, 3-2, Saturday afternoon from Puett Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Rhodes (7-1, 2-1) 3, Sewanee (6-3, 0-1) 2
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Despite out-shooting the home team, 12-4, Rhodes saw themselves down early. In the 12th minute, Ceara Caffrey found Hadley Meadows' pass for her 16th goal of the season to strike first.

-About a minute and a half later, the Lynx responded with a goal by Hailey Mules to even the score up.

-In the 27th minute, Lizzie Wood gave the visitors a 2-1 lead thanks to her ninth goal of the year off a Mules pass.

-With two minutes left in the first half, Sewanee tied the game back up with a Hannah Tompkins goal via an Elisabeth Domittner penalty corner.

-The score of 2-2 would hold going into the locker room, but in the 47th minute, Mules was there again with her second goal of the contest, which would be the eventual game-winner.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-The Tigers took six shots on the contest, but they used them effectively. Hannah Tompkins led the Tigers with three shots, two on goal, and scored once.

-Ceara Caffrey scored a goal on two shots.

-Rachel Blum (1-2) saved 13 shots in 70 minutes in the cage.

RHODES KEY STATISTICS
-Hailey Mules took seven shots, six on goal, and scored twice. She also assisted on a goal.

-Nina Migneco (7-1) saved two shots in full time.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will next host Hendrix Sunday afternoon from Puett Field, beginning at 11 a.m.

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