Knights Suffer Defeat on Senior Night

Knights Suffer Defeat on Senior Night

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team was unable to pull out a win on Senior Night on Saturday as they fell to Salisbury University 3-1.

The Sea Gulls (6-8-1, 3-3 CAC) scored the only goal of the first half in the 10th minute, finishing a shot right in front of the goal after a through ball.

Soon after the halftime break, Salisbury scored again to bring the lead to 2-0, but the Knights (4-11, 0-5 CAC) answered quickly as sophomore Shayli Nakamoto got her head on a beautiful free kick of the foot of freshman Madi King for the goal.

The Sea Gulls wrapped up the game's scoring in the 58th minute for the 3-1 win.

Southern Virginia was outshot by Salisbury 10-7, and the Knights were only able to put two of those shots on frame. Nakamoto and Cydne Baker led the team with two shots, while Anne Fujikawa, Turner Thompson, and Kylee Heiner had one each.

Senior Carmel Armstrong started in goal and finished with four saves in the loss.

The seven seniors recognized after the game for their contributions to the program were Armstrong, Fujikawa, Emma Shroeder, Maddie Farnsworth, Rachel Miller, Haylee Grimmer Goering, and Jamilla Anderson.

Southern Virginia will wrap up its regular season on Wednesday as they travel to Fredericksburg to take on Mary Washington. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.