Women's Soccer Climbs Above .500

BUENA VISTA, Va. – After a scoreless first half, the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team netted two second-half goals to defeat visiting Bluefield College and move above .500 for the first time this season.

Southern Virginia, now 4-0-1 in its last 5 matches and 6-5-1 overall, secured Tuesday's victory with another strong defensive outing, allowing Bluefield only five shots for the entire match. The Knights' stifling defense allowed them to control possession throughout the competition, firing 20 shots with 11 on goal attempts.

Junior Maddie Wiscombe, broke the 0-0 tie for Southern Virginia midway through the second period, scoring off a headed pass from the team leader in assists, sophomore Kendra Heim. Heim then sealed the victory for the Knights with her own goal in the 88th minute as she knocked in a set up from freshman Jackie Barlow.

Women's soccer will look to keep their winning streak alive when it travels Friday, Oct. 15 to face Washington Adventist University. The match will begin at 3 p.m.