FERRUM — Bonnie Wileman netted the match’s lone goal in the third quarter Friday as Oberlin (Ohio) College edged Ferrum College, 1-0, in the 2019 field hockey opener for both teams at W.B. Adams Stadium.

Oberlin’s win is its second in as many years over the Panthers and with it, Oberlin matches last year’s victory total.

Also with the triumph, Oberlin breaks a 17-match losing streak.

Wileman’s goal was an unassisted tally.

Ferrum’s loss is its sixth in a row dating to last season.

Oberlin held advantages in shots (11-4) and penalty corners (16-5) at match’s end.

Ferrum (0-1) committed 37 fouls to Oberlin’s 30, and Dominique Harper received a green (warning) card at 53:55.

Panthers goalkeeper Mia Holmes collected two saves.

Ferrum returns to action Saturday, September 7 against Wesley (Delaware) College. Match time at Adams Stadium is 1 p.m.

Panthers open season with two setbacks

MISENHEIMER, N.C. — Ferrum College’s volleyball team opened its 2019 season by suffering losses to Pfeiffer University and Truett-McConnell University, both by 3-0 scores.

Set scores in the loss to Pfeiffer were 25-7, 25-22, 25-5.

Set scores in the loss to Truett-McConnell were 25-13, 25-14, 25-14.

“(The matches) were key in helping us determine our strengths and weaknesses on the court with us being able to face a different opponent other than ourselves,’’ Panthers head coach Ruthanne Duffy said.

“Although we lost two, the potential of this team is most definitely there and I am excited to continue to build towards a successful season. It’s going to take a lot of sweat and hard work to get where we need to be to compete and win, but I believe (we) are up for the challenge,’’ Duffy said.

In the Pfeiffer match, Chemaiya Jordan, Molly Patterson and Layura Henley each netted three kills for Ferrum.

Patterson collected eight digs and served two aces.

For Pfeiffer, Alonna Clouse tallied 10 kills and served four aces.

Pfeiffer finished the match with advantages in hitting percentage (.216- -.075), blocks (6-2), digs (47-33) and aces (12-2).

In the Truett-McConnell match, Ferrum’s Morgan McCoy registered nine digs, Halee Bly recorded six digs, Arielle Tritt passed out five assists and Henley finished with four kills.

Truett-McConnell had advantages in hitting percentage (.250- -.051) digs (39-26) and aces (9-2).

Ferrum women place 12th in tournament

GRANVILLE, Ohio. — Ferrum College’s women’s golf team posted scores of 443 and 411 for an 854 total and a 12th-place finish in the Lynn Schweitzer Invitational, hosted by Denison (Ohio) University at the Denison Golf Club.

DePauw University captured the team championship by 12 strokes over Stevennson. University, 643-655.

Denison (659) and St. Mary’s University (659) tied for third and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (663) completed the top five.

Ferrum’s women’s program is in its second year of intercollegiate competition and this tournament marked the first time that the Panthers have had the required number of golfers (four) to post a team score.

The Panthers cut 32 strokes off their first-round total on the tournament’s final day of competition.

“We bounced back as a team (Sunday) and did (32) strokes better. We could have easily done 20 or more strokes better than that, but our short game was off all weekend,’’ Panthers head coach Erick Cox said.

“We have several weeks until or next tournament so we will continue working to get better every day,’’ Cox said.

“For this group to go into the record books for posting the first women’s team score is very special. I’m glad to be a part of it and wouldn’t ask for a different group to do it with,’’ Cox said.

Peyton Greco (73-74, 147) of Ithaca College captured medalist honors by six strokes over Erin Adams (75-78, 153) of Wittenberg and Anna Foley (75-78, 153) of DePauw.

Hunter Tharpe (87-93,180) was Ferrum’s top performer; she finished in a tie for 50th place in a field of 77 golfers.

Also for the Panthers, Jetta Huffman (94-95, 189) tied for 60th, Caroline King (122-101, 223) tied for 76th and Arin Bunker (140-122, 262) tied forn 77th.

THE LEADERBOARD

TEAM TOTAL

1. DePauw 326-317/643

2. Stevenson 323-332/655

3. Denison 329-330/659

3. St. Mary’s 334-325/659

5. Rose-Hulman 338-325/663

6. Transylvania 335-330/665

7. Ithaca 345-324/669

8. Wooster 349-349/698

9. Wittenberg 362-347/709

10. Otterbein 352-360/712

11. Shenandoah 377-360/737

12. Ferrum 443-411/854

INDIVIDUALS

PLAYER SCHOOL SCORE

1. Peyton Greco, Ithaca, 73-74/147

2. Erin Adams, Wittenberg, 75-78/153

2. Anna Foley DePauw, 75-78/153

4. Emmy Timberlake, Denison, 82-75/157

5. Lexi Lamar, Transylvania, 79-79/158

6. Paige Sanfelippo, DePauw, 84-76/160

7. Hunter Kehoe, St. Mary’s, 85-76/161

7. Emma VanDeCar, Stevenson, 79-82/161

9. Namuunaa Nadmid, Rose-Hulman, 84-78/162

9. Amanda Perez, Stevenson, 81-81/162

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