September 7, 2013

Women’s Soccer Overcome by Lynchburg Attack

By Daniel Whitehead

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Two goals in the opening 10 minutes helped Lynchburg College to a 4-0 victory over the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team Friday night at Shellenberger Field in Lynchburg, Va.

Lynchburg's (3-0) Angela Bosco took an assist from teammate Jade Woll at the 3:03 mark of the game and was able to get the ball behind Southern Virginia keeper MaKenzie Cox for a quick 1-0 lead for the Hornets. The Knights (0-2) turned the ball over deep in their own territory just moments later at the 9:18 mark and Lynchburg's Dessi Dupuy advanced it and shot it past Cox for another score and 2-0 advantage.

"We got down early and let it get to us a bit," said Southern Virginia Director of Soccer Matt Grawrock. "Lynchburg has a powerful attack and they took it to us early. I think it was a good learning experience for our team and we came away with a greater resolve to work harder to accomplish the goals we've set forth as a team."

Morgan Singer of Lynchburg scored a goal at the 39:35 mark for a 3-0 Hornet lead, while Kelley Smith added a final goal in the 71st minute for the final score of the night.

Southern Virginia achieved 10 saves for the night with eight coming from Cox and two from freshman Kaneesha Goodworth. Kora Jewell and Tatiana Monsen each had a pair of shot attempts, both on goal, while freshman Reilly Anderson added another shot.

The Knights next compete Monday afternoon at Trinity University in Washington, D.C.  Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.