MEQUON, Wisc. – Freshman Kira Martinez scored her third goal of the season in the 39th minute to help the Converse College field hockey team capture a 1-0 win over Transylvania on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Transylvania 0, Converse 1
Records: Transylvania (3-11), Converse (3-15)
Location: Tomasini Stadium, Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Martinez led the Valkyries with four shots, all on goal, and the lone score of the contest.
- Morgan Berndt added three shots.
- Jacqueline Wadsley earned her third win in goal, playing all 60 minutes between the pipes.
- Converse outshot Transylvania 11-7.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Converse took to the offensive end early in the contest, tallying four shots in the opening period, all of which required attention from the Pioneers goalie.
The scoreless tie would carry all the way into the halftime intermission as neither team could break through on the scoreboard.
As the logjam continued into the second half, the Valkyries broke through the only opening of the match at the 38-minute mark of the contest for the lone score. Following a series of fouls, Martinez collected the ball in front of the box and pushed it past the keeper.
The Pioneers aimed for a quick response, earning a penalty corner just one minute later, but the Brianna McCulley's shot glanced off the post and allowed Converse to cling to the single goal lead. Transylvania was able to manifest only one more shot down the stretch in the fourth quarter but the attempt went wide. Converse had success running out the clock the rest of the way to hold on to victory.