Women’s Soccer is on a roll with 300th career win

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Rawand Shadmin

rshmadin@radford.edu

 

The Radford Women’s Soccer team improved their record to 7-2-1 after two big wins this week against Presbyterian College and UNC Asheville. With a seven-game unbeaten streak, RU grabbed their 300th win of the season.

The Highs traveled down to South Carolina where they faced the Blue Hose on Thursday evening at the Edens Field. With a goal in each half, RU shut out Presbyterian 2-0 on the road.

Although the Highs outshot the Blue Hose 14-9, junior goalkeeper Che’ Brown had a tremendous game after saving four goals in the assistance to the shut-out.

The lead started during the 18th minute of the game from a shot 35 yards out from sophomore midfielder Kara Nay. The Highs kept the lead throughout the rest of the game, never allowing the Blue Hose to score.

The second goal of the game came from senior forward Meghan Rhodes who blasted a shot just outside of the box from an assist from sophomore midfielder Annabel Bergin in the 70th minute.

Looking to keep the momentum going, RU took on UNC-Asheville on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs lost in a tight game with a score of 3-2 to hand over the 300th career win to Radford.

In the game, the Bulldogs were quick to put points on the scoreboard in just the 4th minute from forward Eckert Kaitlyn which gave them the 1-0 lead, a lead they wouldn’t see again for the rest of the game

The rest of the game was controlled by the Highs who scored three straight goals. In the 90th minute, the Bulldogs found the net again to make the score 3-2, but it was too late.

Senior forward Mary Wiley scored two of the three goals to help RU grab the win. It was her second multi-goal match of the year. Wiley broke the tie game in the 22nd minute, and eventually scored the winning goal in the 52nd minute. Junior midfielder Rachel Conway evened up the score in the 12th minute of the game off of a penalty kick, for her team-best fifth score of the season.

Although the final scoreboard didn’t show it, the Bulldogs outshot the Highs 18-14. Brown once again had a great game for RU after saving six goals. Despite the loss for the Bulldogs, goalkeeper Heather Muller saved nine goals herself which was her all-time high.

With the loss, UNC-Asheville dropped to 3-10 on the season.

The Highs will try and continue their winning streak when they return home on Oct. 4 against Coastal Carolina University at 7p.m.