VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team defeated St. Mary's College, 3-0, Wednesday evening at the Trinder Center. With the victory, the Marlins improve to 5-2-1 on the season while the SeaHawks drop to 6-6.
It was all Marlins in the first half as the team outshot St. Mary's 6-1. VWU broke onto the scoreboard first as Mia Meinhardt sent a through ball into the gap for Carleigh Van Reenen to run onto. The freshman shot one on target that the keeper batted away, but she stayed with it and was able to sink her second attempt giving the Marlins the lead 27:22 into the game.
Van Reenen then doubled up the score with her second goal of the game and third of her career. Alexandra Fitz sent a long ball from midfield to the top of the 18-yard box that caught Van Reenan in stride. She made no mistake, calmly sliding it by the keeper with just 1:35 left in the half.
Women's soccer will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts ODAC foe Ferrum on Homecoming.