LYNCHBURG, Va. – It was an incredible effort by Alex Davidson that led the Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Randolph Wednesday evening on the road. The Marlins now move to 3-2-1 on the year and 1-0-1 in conference play. Randolph slides to 4-2-0 on the year (0-2-0).
It was all tied up through 76 minutes when the Marlins drew a foul in box and the ref signaled a penalty kick. Davidson stepped to the hash to take it, not yet realizing that she was about to have a historic night. The junior slotted the goal, giving the Marlins lead and both teams trotted back to reset. Just 42 seconds later, Davidson struck again, this time netting the ball in the right side of the opposing net.
With a two goal lead, Davidson and the Marlins were far from finished. At the 78:07 mark, the Virginia Beach, Va. native notched a hat trick, banging home a shot in the top of the goal to make it 3-0. Daividson then did the unthinkable and tallied her fourth goal in just over four minutes as she received a pass from Anna Pedicone and put the game out of reach.
The offense was rolling all night for the Marlins as they outshot the WildCats 25-4.
Tristen Roberts picked up her third win of the year in goal, turning aside the two shots Randolph put on target.
Women's soccer will now travel to Emory & Henry on Saturday for a 1 p.m. battle with the Wasps.