Eagles Big First Half Dooms Knights

Eagles Big First Half Dooms Knights

BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team took a tough loss on Wednesday afternoon, falling to Bridgewater College on the road by a score of 6-1.

The Eagles (5-1) dominated the first half of play, scoring all six of their goals in the period. The Knights (2-2) struggled to move the ball up the field, and were outshot by Bridgewater 15-2 in the first 45 minutes.

The second half was a different story, however, with Southern Virginia coming out of the halftime break with a lot of energy to disrupt the Eagles' momentum. The Knights' effort was rewarded in the 78th minute as senior Jamilla Gambee put a breakaway shot in the back of the net for the only score of the period.

Junior Rachel Miller took the loss in goal against a tough opponent in Bridgewater, who is currently receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches' rankings. Miller dealt with the pressure of 20 shots and nine corner kicks well, finishing the game with five saves.

The Knights will take the field again next Wednesday as they take on Pfeiffer University. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. in Misenheimer, N.C.