Southern Virginia Shutout at W&L

Photo by Justo Photography
Photo by Justo Photography

Written by Chris Pendleton

LEXINGTON, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team suffered its fifth shutout loss of the season Friday afternoon falling at NCAA Division III Washington and Lee University 6-0.

Washington and Lee (7-1-1) scored its first goal in the 5th minute against Southern Virginia (3-7) and never looked back, netting three goals in each half. Fellow W&L freshmen, Katherine Rush and Madeline Forrestel, finished with two goals apiece in the victory.

The Knights managed only one shot against a talented Washington and Lee defense that has allowed just one goal in nine matches this season. Meanwhile the Generals, who have outscored their competition 36-1 on the year while average 25.2 shots per match, launched 37 shots against Southern Virginia including 22 shots on goal.

With Friday's loss, women's soccer has now dropped 4-of-5 dating back to Sept. 15.

The Knights look to get back on track next Wednesday, Oct. 5 when they host D-III Shenandoah University at 4 p.m. on The Fields.