Field Hockey Roundup: Grafton Blows Past Bruton

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Sydnie Swartwood scored twice during a win against Bruton. (file photo)
Sydnie Swartwood scored twice during a win against Bruton. (file photo)

Sydnie Swartwood scored a pair of goals during Grafton’s 6-1 road win against Bruton on Wednesday evening.

The Clippers kept the Panthers on their heels through almost the entire game, outscoring Bruton 4-1 in the half and taking 18 penalty corners to Bruton’s one overall.

Maysen Elliott, Bruton’s goalkeeper, had a long day between the pipes, making eight saves on 14 shots during the game. Conversely, Grafton’s goalie Laurel Nicks only had to make two saves in the game.

Grafton added a pair of second-half goals to secure the 6-1 win. The Clippers (2-3) will look to string together back-to-back wins when they host Tabb on Sept. 22.

Bruton (2-3) will host New Kent on Sept. 22 and is looking to snap a two-game losing streak.

Grafton 6, Bruton 1

Goals: Grafton (Emma Kirschke, Sydnie Swartwood 2, Erin Malone, Taylor Straus, Liv Lilygren), Bruton (Jessica Robinson)
Assists: Grafton (Liv Lilygren, Kaylin Mitchell), Bruton (Brianna Smith)

 

Smithfield Shuts Out Lafayette

The Lafayette field hockey team fell to Smithfield 2-0 at home Wednesday evening.

Lafayette was unable to find the back of the cage, while Emma Claire Stewart and Rachel Lange scored for the Packers.

The Rams (2-2-1) will hope to rebound at home against Jamestown at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

Smithfield 2, Lafayette 0

Goals: Smithfield (Emma Claire Stewart, Rachel Lange)