VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Stevenson University field hockey team dropped its season opener to Virginia Wesleyan by a 4-1 count Friday afternoon.
Junior Anna Bauer scored the Mustangs' (0-1) lone goal late in the second quarter to cut the Marlins' (1-0) lead to 2-1, but Virginia Wesleyan pulled away with a pair of second half scores.
Kelsey Eure had five saves as the Marlins outshot Stevenson 11-5.
Stevenson returns to action Sunday in its home opener, hosting Notre Dame (Md.) at 11 am at Mustang Stadium.
A more extensive game story will be available once revisions are made to the final box score by Virginia Wesleyan.