VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer team routed Ferrum, 7-0, at the Trinder Center Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Marlins improv to 6-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in conference action. The Panthers were served their first loss of the year, moving to 6-1-1 (2-1-0 ODAC).
Women's Soccer Cruises to Victory Over Ferrum
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Posted: Oct 06, 2018
Much of the game was dominated by the Marlin attack as the team outshot the Panthers 28-5. VWU broke onto the scoreboard early as Anna Pedicone drove the ball down the right side of the field and sent a low cross to the six yard box. McCurry gathered the ball and tapped it in to give the home side a 1-0 lead just four minutes in.
Entering the intermission with just that lead, the Marlins opened the flood gates in the second half, beginning with a curling ball from outside the box that found the top corner of the net at the 40 minute mark. Just two minutes later, Pedicone got in on another goal as she sent an identical pass to her one in the first half that reached Alex Davidson who finished it to take the 3-0 lead. Pedicone then capped her day with another goal, this time using her head to blast one by the Panther keeper.
The goals kept piling in for the Marlins as the clock ticked on. Marli Hayward used a nifty shot to blow one by the keeper 15 minutes into the second, making it five zero.
Alexandra Fitz was present on both of the last two scores for VWU, taking a ball from Sarah Heinbaugh and finishing it before feeding Kennedy Skala on her first of the season.
Tristen Roberts preserved a shut out with two saves through the first 60 minutes. She was relieved by Alicia Zamora who made good on her sole shot on target.
Women's soccer returns to action at 7:30 p.m on Monday as the team travels to nearby Christopher Newport University to take on the Captains.