Peyton Williams, Sports Writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
This past week, the Emory & Henry College Women’s Soccer team played in two matches against Hollins University and Eastern Mennonite University. The first of the two matches came last Wednesday, October 11.
The Wasps battled Hollins University at Salem High School and came away with a 6-0 win. The Wasps jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead just seven minutes into the game. The Wasps put pressure on Hollins earning multiple corner kicks. These corner kicks were whipped in by junior forward Gillian Hogg. Senior April Yopp and sophomore Ashley Love connected to both of Hogg’s deliveries, notching a goal apiece. The Wasps’ added a third goal from senior Christina Ameen. Sophomore Brittany Singleton headed the ball off a corner to extend the Wasps’ lead to 4-0 right before halftime. After the break, Singleton came right back out and notched her second goal of the day. Singleton did it all Wednesday, assisting Lexi Demers’ goal that finalized the scoring at 6-0 and securing the E&H win. Freshman Kaela Schlevensky got the start and played all 90 minutes to earn the shutout. The Wasps had an amazing 49 shots while Hollins didn’t even have one. The win improved the Wasps’ re- cord to 4-7-1 on the season.
The Wasps returned to ODAC action on Friday, October 13th when they traveled to Eastern Mennonite University. This match was a key ODAC match that could provide a pivotal swing for either of these teams possibly making the ODAC tournament once the regular season concludes. The Wasps were defeated by the Royals by a final score of 2-0. The Royals outshot the Wasps 24-2, with a 7-2 advantage on corner kicks as well. The Wasps’ only shots of the day were from Graysen Barrs and Ashley Love. The highlight of the day was junior goalkeeper Kieran Liseski. Liseski made a career-high 14 saves. The loss dropped the Wasps’ ODAC record to 3-2-1, still giving them hope to play into the postseason.
When asked about the week as a whole, freshman defender Skylar Wall remained positive. Wall stated that the Wasps used Hollins “as practice” so that they could try new things. She described the game against EMU, stating that although the team had their struggles, “we didn’t put our heads down. We kept trying to attack, we just couldn’t find the back of the net.”
The Wasps return to action Wednesday, October 18th as they host the nationally ranked Hornets from Lynchburg College. The Hornets are ranked 24th in the nation as they travel to Fred Selfe Stadium. Kickoff for the match between the Wasps and Hornets is set for 6:00 P.M.