October 29, 2013

Herrera's Late Score Lifts UMW Women's Soccer Past Southern Va., 2-1

Senior midfielder Excy Herrera scored the game winning goal with 9:27 remaining in regulation to lift the University of Mary Washington women's soccer team to a 2-1 win at Southern Virginia University on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles close the regular season with a 9-9 overall record.

The Knights forged ahead early, as Lora Palmer scored at 4:22 to give the hosts an early upper hand. Senior Erin Reynolds matched her career high with her 14th goal of the season at 8:55 to knot the score, and then the teams played to a stalemate for the next 70 minutes.

Herrera found the game winner at 80:33 unassisted for the the Eagles. UMW held an 11-10 advantage in shots, while the Knights led in corner kicks, 6-2. Junior Alyssa Goodwin led the Eagles in goal with four saves.

The Eagles will return to action on Saturday in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. The opponent and time has yet to be determined.