Women’s Soccer Falls to Randolph-Macon
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Randolph-Macon on Wednesday night. The Saint drop to 0-4-0 overall on the season.
Battling temperatures in the 90s at kickoff, the Yellow Jackets (2-2-0) put on the heat in the opening half by outshooting the Saints 14-4 and earning eight corner kicks to MU’s one. Randolph-Macon would net a pair of goals in the half, once in the 15th minute and again in the 37th.
Holly Wenger hauled in eight saves for Marymount in the first 45 minutes between the pipes.
It was a tale of two halves however, as the Blue and White came out of the break with a second wind. Fighting against an exhausted RMC lineup, the Saints made more aggressive attempts at the Yellow Jackets net culminating in a goal with just under one minute of play.
Playing in her first game as a Saint, newcomer Heather Bodenhamer slid a perfect pass through the middle of the Randolph-Macon defense to find freshman Chloe McAuliffe who perfectly times avoiding the offsides trap. Finding herself one-on-one with the keeper, McAullife easily put the ball in the back of the net to pull the Saints within one at 2-1. Unfortunately, Marymount couldn’t regain possession again before the final horn ended any hope of a last minute comeback.
April Westmark collected four saves in the second half for MU in goal.
Marymount returns to action on Monday as it travels to face Trinity Washington in Washington, D.C.