Women’s Soccer Falls to Radford

Women’s Soccer Falls to Radford

By Daniel Whitehead

RADFORD, Va.—A dominant offensive presence by Radford University allowed the Highlanders to earn a 6-0 victory over visiting Southern Virginia University at Cupp Stadium Friday night in Radford, Va.

Radford (4-0-1), an NCAA Division I member, relentlessly attacked Southern Virginia (1-3)'s net and kept the ball on the Knights' side of the field to outshoot the Knights, 24-2.

"We went out and competed, which I'm happy with, but we also acknowledge that Radford has a very good team," said Southern Virginia Director of Soccer Matt Grawrock."They were able to maintain their attack and it was difficult for us to cross midfield and create any offensive rhythm. All we can do is continue to work at it and we'll improve with time."

Freshman Tatiana Monsen earned a shot on goal for Southern Virginia, while sophomore Alina Grawrock added another shot attempt for the Knights later in the game.

The Highlanders were led by Jazmin Simpson, who tallied two goals on the night while four other Radford individuals picked up goals.

Radford's Lauren Markey achieved the win to improve to 4-0-1, while Southern Virginia's MaKenzie Cox was given the loss. Cox earned five saves on the night before being replaced by freshman Morgan Young, who provided 22 minutes in the box and had one save during the span.

The Knights next compete Tuesday at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Va. The start time of the match is slated for 4 p.m.