Women's Soccer Falls to VMI, 2-0

Photo by Justo Photography
Photo by Justo Photography

Written by Chris Pendleton

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team fell to its second-consecutive NCAA Division I opponent Friday afternoon with a 2-0 loss to the VMI Keydets.

Southern Virginia held VMI scoreless for 66 minutes during Friday's match, but the Keydets finally broke through in the 67th when Sarah Strand scored on an unassisted shot from the top of the box.

Strand would also score VMI's second goal in the 88th minute of play to reach the final score.

"It was a really good performance without a great outcome," said third-year head coach Matt Grawrock. "If a few breaks had gone our way we could have been right there at the end with a chance to win."

The Knights' best chance to take a lead in Friday's loss came at the 39:38 mark in the scoreless first period when Jackie Barlow missed off the crossbar on a free kick from 20 yards out.

Southern Virginia completed 251 out of 322 passes against VMI, however, the Keydets outshot the Knights 30-7 for the match.

Women's soccer (0-2) plays again Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. at 4 p.m. Washington and Lee will provide Live stats and video of Tuesday's match.