Knights Tie Seahawks in Regular Season Finale 2-2

Knights Tie Seahawks in Regular Season Finale 2-2

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team concluded its regular season at Knight Stadium against St. Mary's (Md.), ending in a 2-2 tie.

The Knights (3-14-2, 1-8-1 CAC) opened the Capital Athletic Conference matchup with the contests first score as junior Shayli Nakamoto capitalized on the team's first corner kick of the game finding freshman defender Mikayla Gee, with a shot 20-yards out over the goalkeepers head for the early 1-0 lead.

The goal markd Gee's first goal of her freshman campaign, while Nakamoto was credited with her first assist of the season.

Nearly 20 minutes later, a Soutern Virginia own goal tied the game 1-1 seven minutes before the half.

In the 58th minute, the Seahawks broke the tie with forward Megan Tazza beating her defender for the score.

The Knights offense responded in the 71st minute when Nakamoto earned her second assist of the game and season as she connected with freshman Blythe Hardy for the game-tying goal, making the score 2-2.

After two overtimes of strong defenses by both teams, the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

The Knights and Seahawks were neck-and-neck in shots with each getting off 12 with St. Mary's (Md.) landing nine shots on goal compared to Southern Virginia's six. The Seahawks held the advantage in corner kicks at 6-4.

Freshman goalkeeper Alyssa Trueman tied her career-high with seven saves at goal for the Knights.

Offensively for Southern Virginia, ten seperate players managed to take a shot on the night, Laurel Storheim and Makinna Winterton led the team with two each.

The Knights will now prepare for the CAC Women's Soccer Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2.