Women's Soccer Shuts Out SeaHawks at Home

Women's Soccer Shuts Out SeaHawks at Home

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.

Anna Pedicone would rocket home a final tally as she took a pass from Marli Hayward in the box and beat the keeper short side.

Tristen Roberts spent the majority of time in net, making the only two saves needed as she moved to 5-2-1 on the year. Alicia Zamora would come in for the final six minutes.

Women's soccer will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts ODAC foe Ferrum on Homecoming.