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Royals Nip Ferrum 2-1 in ODAC Women's Soccer

Alexis McCargo (front left) and Mac Cannaday were honored prior to the game with a Senior Day ceremony.
Alexis McCargo (front left) and Mac Cannaday were honored prior to the game with a Senior Day ceremony.

 

FERRUM, Va. – Laura Rittenhouse had a goal and an assist to lead Eastern Mennonite University to a 2-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's soccer win over Ferrum College this afternoon at Penn-Roediger Field.

RECORDS
Easter Mennonite (5-7, 3-5 ODAC)
Ferrum (8-3-2, 4-3-1 ODAC)

THE BASICS
Chloe Weaver started things off for Eastern Mennonite with a goal in the 11th minute of play off a pass from Rittenhouse. The scored remained 1-0 through halftime. Rittenhouse scored her goal in the 58th minute off a pass from Haley Barnes. Casey Raggett scored a goal in the 87th minute to help Ferrum avoid the shutout.

KEY STATS
Eastern Mennonite: Rittenhouse goal, asst; GK Leah Wenger 90 min, 5 saves
Ferrum: Raggett goal; Cannaday asst; GK Taylor Dodson 90 min, 4 saves

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"We're struggling to consistently play with the energy and competitive spirit that we need to perform at the level that we're capable of performing. This game was particularly disappointing because it didn't have to do skill, talent or tactics. It had to do with playing with energy and heart. We were missing the energy and heart necessary to give us a chance of success. We can get everything else right, but if we're missing those intangibles, it will all come to nothing. Hopefully this can be a learning experience." -- Head Coach James Lofton

NEXT GAME
Coach James Lofton's team will be back in action Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Washington & Lee University. The ODAC game is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. start in Lexington, Virginia.