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Tierson Hat Trick Leads BC Past EMU

Tessa Tierson attacks up the field

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Tessa Tierson had a hat trick and extended her scoring streak to six games as the Bridgewater College field hockey team defeated EMU 3-1 on Wednesday.

Tierson opened the scoring in the 14th minute of play. With a delayed corner call, she continued her run through the right side of the defense, with Courtney Cooke ultimately tapping it back over to Tierson for the finish.

That made it a six-game scoring streak for Tierson, and she added another less than four minutes later. This time she slipped through the left side of the defense and scored for her 10th goal of the year.

The junior completed her hat trick in the second half, beating the goalie to the near post after racing in all alone from the left.

The Royals did pull one back with 10 minutes remaining. An outside shot from Emily Augsburger, the younger sister of former Bridgewater All-American Caroline Augsburger, was knocked in by Bri Miller.

EMU goalie Kelsey Troyer had 10 first half saves as the Eagles looked to shoot from outside. Early on Karinne Moyer stole the ball off the stick of a defender but was saved by Troyer.

Elizabeth Washington hit a hard slap shot with 19 minutes remaining in the first half that was also saved by Troyer.

EMU counterattacked late in the first half and BC netminder Ali Bishop made a good block on Emily Price from close range, with Laura Gretz clearing away the rebound.

The Royals earned their first corner of the game to start out the second half and nearly scored, with Isabel Lopez making her team-leading third defensive save of the season to deny a deflection by Madeline Mast. Bishop soon had to make a diving save on Mikayla Martin.

Bridgewater improves to 5-8, 2-2 ODAC and will begin a three-game road swing tomorrow at York College.​