By Sam Armstrong
FERRUM, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team dropped their away game on Friday night by a score of 4-0 to Ferrum College.
Ferrum (2-1) was able to deliver their first goal of the match in the 11th minute, after which both defenses were able to hold strong in a back-and-forth affair. The Knights' (0-3) injury-riddled defense, however, gave up three more goals to the Panthers.
The Knights were able to create a few chances of their own, finishing the match with five shots. The closest was a strike off the foot of midfielder Ayrdrie Palmer, which made it past the goalkeeper but was finally blocked by a defender. Defender Cyanne Smith was also able to put a shot on frame and played a solid game on the back line.
"I'm proud of the fight, we pushed through the very last minute of the game," commented Coach Kenzie Cox. "We just struggled to finish the opportunities that we had."
The Panthers outshot the Knights 14-5, while both teams only took one corner kick.
Goalkeeper Katie Vaughn finished the game with the loss, but did well against the barrage of shots from the Panthers, saving six of them.
"We have some things to take care," said Cox. "But we'll tighten the bolts and come to work even harder tomorrow."
Southern Virginia looks to turn things around on Tuesday as they take on Salem College at Knights Stadium. The game is at 5:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live.