October 2, 2012

UMW Women's Soccer Tops Division I Howard, 3-1

The University of Mary Washington women's soccer team scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of play to earn a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Howard University on Tuesday at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to 8-1-1 on the season.

After a scoreless first half, the Bison scored at 60:11 on an unassisted goal from Jordan Brown. The Eagles raced back with three goals in the final 14:37, as Kelsey Carter scored to tie the game at 75:23, and freshman Jessica Bednarcik scored at 80:40 and again at 84:19 on an assist from Erin Reynolds.

The Eagles held a 10-9 edge in shots, while Howard led in corner kicks, 5-2. UMW goalkeeper Charlotte Owens had three saves in goal, while Kyra Dickinson had five stops for Howard.

The victory over a Division I program is the first for UMW since 1990, when the Eagles topped American University, 2-1.

Mary Washington will visit York College of Pa. in a key Capital Athletic Conference showdown on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.