By Luke Christiansen
Southern Virginia University (1-6) vs. St. Mary's (4-5)
About the Knights
The Knights are in their first year as a provisional NCAA program, and in their first season as a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. Southern Virginia enters it's contest against St. Mary's coming off a 14-1 defeat at the hands of #1 Salisbury University.
Sophomore Rainey Whitworth leads the Knights with ten goals on the season, while Zoe Bradshaw has added nine goals and Caroline Schroeder has eight goals. Goalkeeper Kathryn Lyman has compiled 41 saves during her seven starts for the Knights this season. Senior Lillian Epps has helped anchor the Knights on defense with 9 ground balls.
About the Seahawks
St. Mary's (4-5) is lead by Head Coach Lisa Valentine and the Seahawks made a CAC Semifinals appearance last season. The Seahawks finished 8-10 overall, and 3-3 in conference play last season.
Sophomore Tori Poffenberger leads the Seahawks with 23 goals, while Christy Bishop and Shelby Newman have 22 goals apiece. Sophomore Goalkeeper Kayla Dunn has registered 77 saves through out nine games.