Coker field hockey team falls to Newberry

The Coker University field hockey team dropped its South Atlantic Conference Carolinas matinee to Newberry on Sunday (Oct. 10) by a score of 5-3. Newberry struck first with a goal five minutes in, before Britt Kabo evened the game with an unassisted goal four minutes later. Newberry would take a 2-1 lead with a marker with three and a half minutes to play in the frame, before taking a 2-1 lead to the second quarter. Rylie Cordrey would tie the game yet again for Coker with an unassisted marker with five minutes to go in the second, as the teams went to the half tied 2-2. The Wolves scored twice in the third quarter to take a 4-2 lead to the fourth. Newberry would score to extend its lead further six minutes into the fourth, while Cordrey would score her second of the game off a penalty corner assist from Coda Fisher to bring the game to its final score. Kelsey Sithole led the Cobras with five shots in the game, while Kabo had four and Cordrey added three. Lieke Bruijn also contributed one shot in the contest. Kelsey Gibbons made eight saves between the pipes, while Kiarra Rivera also contributed one defensive save on the back line. The Cobras return to action on the road Saturday (Oct. 16) at Belmont Abbey.

Author: Rachel Howell

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