Marlins Roll to 14-0 Victory over Sweet Briar

Marlins Roll to 14-0 Victory over Sweet Briar

Marlins Roll to 14-0 Victory over Sweet Briar

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan College women's soccer team jumped out to an 11-0 halftime lead, rolling to a 14-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Sweet Briar College on Wednesday afternoon.

The Marlins started the scoring at 5:58 when Ryan McCurry found Marli Hayward for the game's first score. McCurry passed the ball into the top of the box where Hayward spun around a defender and ripped a shot from the top of the box.

Virginia Wesleyan scored again just over two minutes later when Brooke Adamchak found Annie Hartman, who took the pass and drove to the left side of the box before ripping a shot to the bottom right post.

Adamchak found a score of her own at 9:28 when McCurry dished out her second assist of the game.

Taylor Coutts collected an assist on a score by Kennedy Skala at 13:49, the first points of the season for both Marlins.

Katie Roberts had a big first half, scoring three goals in the first 45 minutes. Skala and Monika Metro contributed assists on two of Roberts' goals.

Tori Stafford added two goals late in the first half, her second and third scores of the season. Alicia Fary scored her first collegiate goal when she finished off a penalty kick chance at the 38th minute. Kristina Sabelstrom and Ryan Applewhite posted their first collegiate assists in the first half of the Marlins' victory.

Allie Angell tallied her first career goal in the second half with a shot from 25 yards out for Virginia Wesleyan. Roberts tallied her fourth goal of the match in the second half while Shae Geary scored on an assist by Kristina Sabelstrom off a corner.

Taylor Chapman, Lydia Erickson, and Alicia Zamora all played in goal for the Marlins. Erickson made her first career save in the victory. Caroline Thomas made 11 saves for Sweet Briar (1-15/0-9).

Virginia Wesleyan (9-4-3/6-0-3) hosts Shenandoah University (13-4/7-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. for an important ODAC match. It will be Senior Day for the Marlins.

Washington and Lee University currently leads the ODAC with 22 points in the standings, followed by Shenandoah and the Marlins with 21 points. W&L and VWC have one match left, while Shenandoah plays two more.