Caffrey Scores 50th Career Goal, but Roanoke Pulls Away from Field Hockey Late

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SALEM, Va. - The Sewanee field hockey team wrapped up the weekend on Sunday with a contest against Roanoke. The Maroons defeated the Tigers, 4-1, Sunday afternoon from Kerr Stadium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Roanoke (6-2) 4, Sewanee (2-5) 1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Maroons got out to a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to two goals by Emilee Wooten.

-However, the Tigers responded late in the first half by cutting the deficit in half. With a little over a minute left in the period, Elisabeth Domittner passed the ball to Caffrey in the circle and scored her 50th career goal.

-The Maroons held Sewanee to no shots in the third quarter, but the home team could not find the back of the cage either despite taking five shots in the period.

-In the fourth quarter, Roanoke pulled away with two goals out of the four taken in the final stanza.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Ceara Caffrey netted her ninth goal of the season and the 50th of her career. The senior becomes the fourth student-athlete in Southern Athletic Association history to reach this milestone.

-Currently ranked fourth all-time in conference history, Caffrey is one goal behind active student-athlete Hailey Mules from Rhodes for third all-time and two behind the conference record set by Christina Difelice (2013-16) from Rhodes and Hayley Barker (2014-17) from Centre.

-The Scituate, Mass. native is ranked in the top-15 nationally among active student-athletes in goals and in the top-20 in points.

-Caroline Sugar posted two defensive saves in the game.

-Barbara Canty (2-6) stopped four shots in full time.

ROANOKE KEY STATISTICS
-Emilee Wooten had five points on two goals and an assist on five total shots, three on goal.

-Emma Clark had seven saves in 60 minutes time between the cage.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will next open Southern Athletic Association play on Oct. 5 at Rhodes.

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