WINCHESTER, Va. - A Kennedi Anders goal with just seconds left in the second overtime period secured a 2-1 victory for the Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team over Shenandoah Wednesday evening on the road. With the win, the Marlins move to 8-3-3 on the year and improve to 4-2-1 in conference action.
With the game winding down in the second overtime period, the Marlins put forth an all out attack. Teah Lorenzi spearheaded the play as she dribbled the ball into the 18 and towards the near post. At the last second she fired a low hard pass across the goal mouth that found the foot of Anders. With her defender behind her, the sophomore was easily able to tuck it into the back of the net, earning the ODAC win with just 25 ticks left on the clock.
To get to the overtime period, both teams netted a second half goal. The Marlins struck first as Mia Meinhardtfound an opening in the 18 and drove a ball to the lower right-hand side that beat the Hornet keeper. The lead only lasted just under six minutes though as Shenandoah answered right back.
Amruta Karkare got the call in net for the Marlins, stopping three Hornet shots on the day.
Women's soccer returns to action again at 5 p.m. on Saturday as the team travels to Ferrum for another conference showdown.