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Women's Soccer Soars Over Eagles

Alison Spaziani recorded two assists in the 4-1 non-league win over Mary Washington on Wednesday afternoon.
Alison Spaziani recorded two assists in the 4-1 non-league win over Mary Washington on Wednesday afternoon.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Women's soccer wrapped up its non-league slate with a decisive 4-1 win at the University Mary Washington on Wednesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (4-4) saw four different women score in the match, two of which were scored in five-minute span in the middle of the first half. Today's win marks two wins in a row over Mary Washington (4-2-1) for the women's soccer program.

HOW IT HAPPENED

SU

33′ | Alison Spaziani crossed the ball and found Abby Alexa inside the box for the first goal of the match.

38′ | Emily Yergin played a through ball to Maiya Pencile where the frosh was able to beat the keeper for what proved to be the game-winning goal. The tally is Pencile's second goal of the season.

68′ | Spaziani took a corner kick for the Hornets that led to a Shannen de Leon goal.

88′ | Yergin finished a de Leon header in the box past the goalie to bring the score to 4-1 in favor of SU.

UMW

86′ | Shannon Blackstone crossed the ball in front of the net and Abby Zimmerman played the ball over Emilie Smith's head to bring the Eagles within two.

QUOTES FROM COACH

"This was a strong performance," head coach Liz Pike said. "Bella Infuso performed very well and sparked the three-goal win. Yergin, Alexa, Pencile and de Leon all had great goals. We are looking to ride this momentum into league play on Saturday."

UP NEXT

The Hornets resume league play on Saturday, September 29. Shenandoah takes on Randolph College at home at 5:00 p.m.

MATCH NOTES

  • SU outshot UMW 12-9.

  • Shenandoah also held the advantage in corner kicks 7-2.

  • Freshman Emilie Smith made three saves in today's match.

  • After the Hornet win today, Mary Washington owns a 7-3 series record.

  • Shenandoah has won two straight in the series.

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