BUENA VISTA, Va. -- Ferrum College picked up a non-conference women's soccer road victory over Southern Virginia University, winning 3-0 tonight at Knight Stadium. The win keeps the Panthers unbeaten through seven games.
Southern Virginia (4-6)
Following a scoreless first half, Ferrum took a 1-0 lead when Casey Raggett took a cross from Jenna Janicki and beat SVU goalkeeper Rachel Miller at 47:12. Cayla Berry then found the back of the net at 62:32 when she headed Victoria Wagner's corner kick into the net. Raggett would score again at 83:47, this time a header off a Janicki cross. The Knights closed the game with an 11-10 lead in shots, while Ferrum held the slight 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
Ferrum: Raggett 2 goals; Janicki 2 asst; Berry goal; GK Taylor Dodson 90 min, 2 saves
Southern Virginia: Rachel Miller 90 min, 3 saves
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"I thought it was a game of two halves. Credit should go to SVU for playing with such intensity and pressing us out of the gate. In the second half, our team did a much better job of playing with composure, moving off the ball, and breaking the press. More importantly, we were able to sustain a high level of energy and effort and that took every single player on our team, on and off the field. If everyone is willing to sacrifice and put individual priorities as secondary to the good of the team as a whole, then the whole program will benefit. It's a lot to ask of anybody, but it's a great group that is capable of remarkable things. And it's the only way to move forward and realize our potential as we move into the meat of our season." -- Head Coach James Lofton
Coach James Lofton's squad will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 6, at Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach. The ODAC doubleheader is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. with the women's game, and the men's game to follow at 3:30 p.m.