Women's Soccer Drops Conference Opener In Nail-biter

Women's Soccer Drops Conference Opener In Nail-biter

By Sam Armstrong

BUENA VISTA, Va. — In their Capital Athletic Conference opener, the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team fell to Salisbury University by a score of 1-0 in a nail-biter.

The Seagulls (3-6, 1-0 CAC) scored the lone goal of the game early, finishing one in front of the goal after a Southern Virginia turnover. Despite fighting hard for the rest of the game, the Knights (2-5-1, 0-1 CAC) were kept from getting any clean looks at goal, and finished the game with only one shot on goal by freshman Cyanne Smith.

The Knights finished with only six shots over the 90 minutes, with senior Kora Jewell leading the team with two.

Anne Powell, Kyra Tolbert, and the rest of the Southern Virginia defense was outstanding, holding the Seagulls scoreless for the rest of the game. Goalkeeper Merideth Ouellette took the loss, but had five saves and several amazing plays to keep the match within reach.

The Seagulls had the majority of possession in the game, while taking eight corner kicks to the Knights' zero.

Southern Virginia will look to turn things around on Tuesday as Emory & Henry travels to Buena Vista for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff at Knights Stadium. The match will be broadcast live.