Bridgewater College Field Hockey Dominates Southern Virginia University


Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

Senior Caroline Quigley takes a shot earlier in the 2021 season. The Eagles field hockey team defeated SVU on Sept. 17.

Taylor Ferguson, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – The Bridgewater College field hockey team beat Southern Virginia University 10-0 on Friday, Sept. 17. 

Senior Caroline Quigley scored the first goal for the Eagles in the first two minutes of play. This goal was followed by junior Meghan Bailey and first-year Emily Tyler to close out the quarter with a 3-0 lead. 

At the start of the second quarter, junior Allison Thompson set-up Tyler with a nice assist to score her second goal of the game — stretching the lead to 4-0.

The Eagles closed out the first half with a 4-0 lead over the Knights.

The Eagles dominated the rest of the game by taking 30 shots compared to the Knights’ zero attempts. This game was a big win for the Eagles and they are now 3-3 on the season. 

“We used everything we had been working on in practice in this game, we worked together as a team and played Eagles field hockey from beginning to end,” said Quigley. “We all supported each other so well and even though the referees were not the best, we just kept pushing through and proved who was the better team on the field.”

“Through adversity and playing against a team that was very aggressive, we still preserved and at the end of the game the scoreboard really showed our efforts and how Bridgewater College field hockey really plays,” said senior Claire Ashley. 

The Eagles field hockey team is back in action on Sept. 23 at Sweet Briar College.