Second half comeback fall short for VWC at Lynchburg

Second half comeback fall short for VWC at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Amari Agee and Nikki Salyers scored two goals each in the first 15 minutes of the second half on Wednesday to pull Virginia Wesleyan College's Marlins within two goals of host Lynchburg College, but the Hornets held on for a 12-8 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory.

Agee (Mason, Ohio/William Mason)scored the first two goals of the second half to cut Lynchburg's 8-3 halftime lead to 8-5, but the Hornets' Kendall Adkin tallied on a free position shot to push the lead to 9-5.  VWC came right back however, this time behind Salyers (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) with two goals, cutting the Lynchburg lead to 9-7 with 15:06 still to be played.

The Marlins' comeback slowed after that though as VWC managed only one more goal the rest of the half.  Lauren Davis (Middleburg/Mercerburg Academy, Pa.) scored for the Marlins with 8:18 on the clock to make it an 11-8 game.

Lynchburg (9-6, 6-4) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the contest before Carla Williams (Magnolia, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Candace Carey (Charlottesville/Albemarle) scored consecutive goals for VWC (4-11, 3-6). The Hornets added a pair of goals of their own in the closing minutes of the half before Williams scored again for the Marlins to make it an 8-3 game at halftime.

VWC rookie goalie Madison Carroll (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) was steady in the net for the Marlins recording 12 saves against 34 Lynchburg shots.  Hailey Bossert finished with seven saves for Lynchburg.

Virginia Wesleyan closes the regular season on Saturday, April 20, hosting Shenandoah University at 3 p.m. at the Trinder Center.