Women's Soccer Draws With Nationally-Ranked Lynchburg

Women's Soccer Draws With Nationally-Ranked Lynchburg

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team played No. 20 Lynchburg to a 2-2 tie Tuesday evening at the Trinder Center. With the win the Marlins move to 9-3-3 on the year and remain unbeaten in conference play (6-0-3). The Hornets go to 14-2-2 on the year (6-1-2 ODAC).

It was stingy first half, with almost all of the action happening in the middle of the field. At the whistle, the Hornets held a slight advantage in shots but the score remained 0-0.

It was the Marlins who then struck in the second stanza. Marli Hayward found Ryan Applewhite atop the box poised for the shot. The junior then curled one into the opposite upper 90 to give the Marlins a 1-0 advantage 5:22 into the half. Just three minutes later, the Marlins doubled their lead. Kennedy Skala got the play going, winning a ball in her offensive zone and finding Camryn Terry at the top of the box. Terry then beamed one to the same corner Applewhite did, beating the keeper and putting VWU up two.

Lynchburg battled back though, scoring one in the 88th minute and then tying the game in the final seconds on a corner kick. The teams would clash in overtime but neither came away with a goal.

Tristin Roberts played all four periods in net for the Marlins, making six saves on the evening.

Women's soccer will now close out its regular season at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team squares off against Bridgewater on the road.