VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team handled Guilford, 3-0n, Saturday afternoon at the Trinder Center. With the win the Marlins improve to 9-3-2 on the year and are the only unbeaten team in conference play (6-0-2). Guilford slides to 5-9-0 on the season (3-5-0 ODAC).
The Marlins controlled much of the play through the first half, registering 20 shots to Guilford's three. Just 13 minutes into the contest, the Marlins tallied their first goal. After a Quaker foul awarded a VWU free kick from 10-yards outside the 18-yd box, Kennedi Anders lined up to take the kick. The freshman had no intention of passing the ball, rocketing a powerful strike that beat the keeper and put the Marlins up 1-0. The home side then doubled its lead in the 20th minute of the first half courtesy of Mary Alexis Jackson. The Manassas, Va. native found herself with the ball in the box and lined up a strike that was blocked by the keeper. The ball rolled back to her though and with a second go she was able to find the back of the net.
With a 2-0 lead the team never let go of the gas. Jackson earned another point in the game, using a great cross inside the box that found Maddie Koch for her second goal of the season. The Marlins would finish the tilt with a 31-6 shot advantage.
Tristen Roberts picked up the win in net despite not seeing a single shot through the first 45 minutes. Alicia Zamora would come in for the second half, handling the two Quaker shots she saw with ease.
Women's soccer will return to action at 7 pm. On Tuesday as the team welcomes Lynchburg for the Marlins final regular season home game.