Pair of Late Goals Push Eagles Past Knights

Pair of Late Goals Push Eagles Past Knights

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision Wednesday night at Knight Stadium against Capital Athletic Conference foe Mary Washington.

In the first half, the Eagles (5-7, 2-2) took the early edge when Anna Longacher found the back of the net in the 12th minute with Brielle Mitchell picking up the assist.

Following the Eagles goal, the Knights (3-9-1, 1-3) managed to tie the game at 1-1 when a foul positioned Southern Virginia with an opportunity near the box.

Laurel Storheim bounced the ball into the box where the goalkeeper missed the ball. Freshman Gracie Duncan was there to place the ball in for the score and earn her first goal at Southern Virginia.

The game remained tied 1-1 until the 74th minute when Mary Washington's Lindsey Hendrickson beat her defender and scored giving the Eagles the 2-1 advantage.

One minute later, the Eagles added another goal with Longacher recording her second goal of the night with Mitchell once again on the assist to push the lead to 3-1.

The Knights were limited in their opportunities to close the two-goal lead and eventually succumbed to the Eagles falling 3-1.

The Eagles held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks while also outshooting the Knights 14-7.

Duncan and Tori Wescott led the Knights with shots and shots on goal with two each.

Southern Virginia will now enter into a two-game CAC road trip as they will begin at St. Mary's (Md.) Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at 4:30 p.m.