NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Coker University field hockey team dropped its South Atlantic Conference Carolinas contest on the road at Newberry by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday (Oct. 2).
Newberry got off to a fast start, taking a 1-0 lead just 1:13 in on a goal from Kristyna Oyola. At the 5:10 mark, Oyola would score her second of the game to give Newberry a 2-0 lead. The Wolves would take their 2-0 lead to the second quarter.
Coker posted five shots including three on goal in the second quarter, but was unable to break through to get on the board. Newberry extended its lead to 3-0 with just over a minute to play in the second quarter, before taking its 3-0 lead to the half.
The Cobras out-shot Newberry 4-2 in the third quarter, but were unable to find the back of the cage. Newberry took its lead into the fourth quarter.
Coker was finally able to break through with seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter, when Kelly Mason scored from Amelia Gajewski from in tight toward the cage to cut the deficit to 3-1. From there, Newberry would hold on to its lead to seal the victory.
Coker out-shot Newberry 11-7 in the contest, including 7-5 in shots on goal. Mason scored the lone goal for the Cobras in the contest, while Gajewski recorded an assist on the goal. Mason posted a team-high three shots, while putting two of her shots on goal. Britt Kabo totaled two shots with one on goal, while Victoria Humphreys, Alyssa Baronella O'Toole and Gajewskie each registered one shot. Newberry would edge Coker 4-3 in penalty corners in the contest. Kayla Hnasko took the loss in the cage, while Kelsey Gibbons also logged one save in relief in the second half.
Coker is back in action on Sunday (Oct. 6) when they travel north to take on Pace University. The action is set to begin at 2:00 p.m., with video and live stats available at www.cokercobras.com.