VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team dropped Bridgewater, 1-0, Tuesday evening at the Trinder Center. With the victory, the Marlins improve to 10-3-3 on the season, marking the 19th-straight year the team has hit double-digit wins. They also improve to 6-2-1 in ODAC action.
After a first half that saw zero shots on goal from either team, the Marlins began to show offensive pressure in stanza number two. It was at the 63rd minute the home side finally struck pay dirt. Earning a foul in their offensive third, Alexandra Fitz lined up to take what would be basically a corner kick. She sent the ball in and it deflected off numerous players before it found its way to Shae Geary. The senior instepped it past the Eagle goalkeeper and the defender registered her first goal since October 26, 2016 as she scored in a 14-0 win over Sweet Briar.
The Marlins continued to apply pressure as the half moved on. Fitz almost came up with a goal 10 minutes later as she found herself wide open receiving a cross but ripped her half volley just wide of the far post. The single goal would end up being the difference maker, snapping a seven-game win streak for the Eagles
Defense would also play a big role in the game as the backline of Geary, Abby Peterson, Sam Crawford and Anna Pedicone did not allow the Eagles a single shot on goal. Amruta Karkare picked up the win in net despite not seeing a single shot on target.
Women's soccer will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team heads to Lynchburg for the regular season finale.