Salem Blanks Southern Virginia

Salem Blanks Southern Virginia

By Sam Armstrong

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia women's soccer team played their second home game of the season on Monday, losing 2-0 to Salem College.

After a very evenly played first half, the Spirits (4-1) were able to take control in the second period, scoring goals in the 62nd and 73rd minutes. The Knights (0-4) were unable to answer back, getting off only getting off four shots in the second half.

The primary difference in the match came from set pieces with the Spirits taking 12 corner kicks, 11 in the second half, while the Knights took none. Salem also outshot Southern Virginia 12-7.

Sophomores Clarissa Barton and Taylor Mercer both took two shots for the Knights, and freshmen Cyanne Smith and Alli Rigby each put shots on goal. Anne Powell, Kyra Tolbert, and Emma Landy also played well on the back line for the Knights.

Making her first start of the season, goalkeeper Carmel Armstrong played well, making four saves while taking the loss.

Southern Virginia takes the field again on Wednesday, traveling to Keyser, W.Va. to take on Potomac State College. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.