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September 23, 2011

Women's Soccer Suffers First Home Loss Against Marymount

Written by Chris Pendleton

BUENA VISTA, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team suffered its first home loss of the season Friday afternoon falling 2-1 to NCAA Division III Marymount University.

Marymount (4-4) jumped out to an early lead against Southern Virginia (2-5) scoring the game's first goal in the 11th minute of Friday's first half.

The Knights' had several chances to tie the score during the the next 34 minutes, but Marymount's keeper Victoria Wyand turned away all five of Southern Virginia's first-half shots-on-goal, including two break-away opportunities from sophomore Bryndel Kindred (Tremonton, Utah).

Southern Virginia continued to force the issue offensively until freshman Jade Sorensen (Spring, Texas) netted the equalizer for the Knights at the 71:52 mark. Sophomore Meagen Varney (Loganville, Va.) led Sorensen perfectly up the right side of the field and Sorensen, heading right from 30 yards out, caught Wyand leaning left with a shot just inside the right post.

Just over six minute later, however, Marymount's Shannon Bisselink intercepted a Southern Virginia pass near its own goal and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 78:09.

Despite outshooting Marymont 12-10 for the match, including a 7-3 advantage for shots-on-goal, Southern Virgnia was unable to score a second goal in the final seven minutes and fell to the Saints who moved to .500 on the season with Friday's win over the Knights.

Women's soccer must recovery quickly from Friday's loss with another game tomorrow at Lynchburg College beginning at 4 p.m.