Warriors Open SAA Play With Win on Senior Day

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Posted on September 18, 2016

CONWAY, Arkansas – The Hendrix College field hockey team kicked off the Southern Athletic Association part of their schedule with a 3-2 victory over Transylvania University on Saturday at Warrior Field.

Before the game, the Warriors (2-3, 1-0) honored their four seniors – Anna King, Elisabeth Kraaijenbrink, Raychl Reger and Gabryele Pochron.

The Pioneers (0-4, 0-1) started the game with a 2-0 lead 27 minutes in. Reger made the game 2-1 on penalty corner assists by junior Bridget Umble and sophomore Holly Heeb in the 32nd minute. They tied it up 16 seconds before halftime when freshman Grace Shapiro scored on a fastbreak assist from Reger.

Hendrix’ game-winning goal came 4:45 into the second half. Reger went on another fast break, took a shot, and her rebound was knocked in by freshman forward Mary Ingabire.

The Warrior defense held on the rest of the way, being outshot on goal 11-3 in the final 30 minutes.

For the game, Transy outshot Hendrix 34-11 overall and 23-9 on goal. The Pioneers also led in penalty corners 16-3.

Hendrix will take on SAA rival Centre College Sunday at noon at Warrior Field.

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