Knights Shut Out Panthers 4-0

Knights Shut Out Panthers 4-0

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team snapped a three-game skid on Saturday, taking down LaGrange College 4-0 despite heavy rain at Knight Stadium.

The Knights (3-3) wasted no time taking the lead as junior Clarissa Barton put a beautiful pass from Anne Fujikawa in the back of the net in the third minute. Just seven minutes later, midfielder McCall Jensen blasted a beautiful shot from 25 yards out into the top left corner to give the Knights a 2-0 lead over the Panthers (2-3-1).

In the 25th minute, defender Madi King took advantage of a failed clearance by LaGrange by curling a beautiful shot in the top right corner. The goal gave the Knights a 3-0 lead which they took into halftime.

Midway through the second half, senior Jamilla Anderson scored the last goal of the game by blasting a shot past the keeper from 18 yards out.

Southern Virginia dominated possession the entire match, outshooting LaGrange 17-3 and taking five corner kicks.

Anderson led the team in shots with five, while Jensen had four, and Barton and Shayli Nakamoto finished with two apiece.

Goalkeeper Rachel Miller picked up the win, while Carmel Armstrong and Kylie Lulich each played significant minutes.

Southern Virginia takes the field again on Tuesday to play Meredith College. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. at Knight Stadium.