September 21, 2010

Southern Virginia's Comeback Falls Short

BUENA VISTA, Va. – Despite outshooting the visiting University of Charleston 14-11 in Tuesday's match, the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team could not recover from a first half deficit and fell to the NCAA D.II Golden Eagles, 2-1.

Southern Virginia's matchup with the University of Charleston was a tale of two halves. After being outshot 10-4 and outscored 2-0 in the first term, the Knights rebounded in the second term, pelting 10 shots – including Jackie Barlow's first goal of the season – compared to the Golden Eagle's one.

Barlow's goal, which came at the 77:05 mark, sparked a flurry of Southern Virginia scoring attempts as the Knights pressed to even the score before time expired. Melanee Guymon nearly tied the competition for the Knights shortly before the final whistle with a streaking shot on goal that was deflected off the crossbar by Charleston's keeper.

Notwithstanding a valiant comeback effort by the Knights, the score would remain 2-1 as the Golden Eagles improve to 3-3 on the season, while Southern Virginia drops to 2-5.  

Women's soccer returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 25 as the Knights travel to Vienna, W.V. to face Ohio Valley University. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.