Knights Suffer 4-2 Loss to Falcons

Knights Suffer 4-2 Loss to Falcons

MISENHEIMER, N.C. — The Southern Virginia women's soccer team dropped a tough game to Pfeiffer University, falling 4-2 in a competitive matchup.

The Falcons (3-1) were first on the scoreboard with a goal in the 33rdminute, and they took the one-score lead into halftime.

The Knights (2-3) did not waste any time in the second half evening up the score, however, as a pass from Shayli Nakamoto found sophomore McCall Jensen inside the box, which she finished with a well-placed shot in the 46thminute. The duo teamed up again just five minutes later with Nakamoto volleying in a cross from Jensen to put the Knights in front 2-1.

A back-and-forth game continued for over 20 minutes until Pfeiffer scored the equalizer in the 76th minute, the go-ahead goal in 78th, and their fourth goal in the 81st to put the icing on the cake. Southern Virginia was unable to recover from the deficit in the final few minutes of play.

The Falcons led in both possession and shots, taking 14 attempts at goal to just four for the Knights.

Junior goalkeeper Rachel Miller played well in goal as she saved four shots and made several other solid plays in the loss.

After playing the last four games on the road, Southern Virginia will now play the next five games at home starting with LaGrange University on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Knight Stadium.