Season Ends for Marlins in Second Round of NCAA Tourney

Alicia Zamora. Photo by: Jim Auer
Alicia Zamora. Photo by: Jim Auer

Season Ends for Marlins in Second Round of NCAA Tourney

EWING, N.J. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team saw its season end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 defeat by TCNJ.

Sunday was the first time the Marlins have reached the second round since the 2008 season. Prior to this season, the last win in the NCAA Tournament came in 2007.

The top-ranked team in the nation, TCNJ scored in the 12th minute when Jessica Goldman found Elizabeth Thoresen for the initial score of the game.

The duo combined for another score at 23:58 when Thoresen sent a cross in from the right that found the foot of Goldman for a 2-0 advantage.

TCNJ finished off the scoring three minutes into the second half when Christine Levering took a pass from Goldman at the top of the box and found pay dirt.

TCNJ (20-0) outshot Virginia Wesleyan 32-2 with a 6-1 edge in corner kicks. Alicia Zamora made nine saves for the Marlins.

Virginia Wesleyan concludes the season with a 15-7-1 overall record and 9-1 mark in ODAC play.