Women's Soccer Closes Out Regular Season With 5-0 Victory
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater College women's soccer team celebrated Senior Day with a 5-0 victory Wednesday afternoon over Randolph College in its final regular season game of the season.
With the victory, the Eagles (11-6-1) wrapped up the No. 4 seed for the upcoming ODAC tournament and will host a first-round game Saturday afternoon. The Eagles will host Roanoke College, a 2-1 winner Wednesday over Randolph-Macon. Bridgewater and Roanoke finish in a tie for fourth place in the ODAC standings at 8-3-1, but the Eagles hold the tiebreaker due to a 2-0 victory over the Maroons earlier this season. Game time for Saturday's first-round contest will be announced later this week.
The Eagles started the scoring early when senior Brittney Harris took a centering pass from Elizabeth Stump and blasted a shot past Randolph keeper Hunter Gibson from 15 yards out to give BC a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the first half.
The score remained 1-0 until the 33rd minute when Paxton Sauerwald slid a shot past the goalie and the ball hit the far post and caromed into the goal to put the Eagles on top, 2-0.
The Eagles added three goals in the second half to complete the scoring.
The Eagles scored in the 53rd minute when Abby Dehoff centered a pass from the left side and found the foot of Jessica Sites who had an unimpeded run down the center of box. Sites punched the ball into the open goal for a 3-0 Bridgewater lead.
Bridgewater added two more goals in the final five minutes. Jacey Kelley put a shot on goal in the 88th minute, but the shot glanced off a Randolph defender. Rachel Woods cleaned up the rebound and her shot trickled past the goal line, making the score 4-0.
The Eagles added their final goal with just 22 seconds left when Lindsay Suyes headed a pass to Kelley and the BC senior beat the goalie in a one-on-one matchup, making the final score 5-0.
The five goals scored give Bridgewater 66 goals for the season, crushing the previous mark of 55 goals scored set during the 2009 season.
The Eagles held a 32-3 edge in shots and a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.