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Women’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight Shutout


Maggie Christ – Staff Writer

The Roanoke College Girls Soccer team maintains their winning record (undefeated in the ODAC) after two outstanding performances last week and a win on Tuesday.

The girls beat Washington and Lee 1-0 for the first time since 2007 last Wednesday, Sept. 29. The teams competed into double overtime in which Sarah Bradley ’14 scored the sole and winning goal. Bradley has started in several games her first season.

“I don’t really see it as something I did, but it was a team effort. I just finished it,” Bradley said.

Keeper Lindsay Kooiman ’11 reached a career high of nine saves in thegame.

Rebekah Adams ’13 attempted two shots on goal and Bradley had three.

Jessica Welfare ’11 helped the team to another 1-0 win versus Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, Oct. 2. Fouled at the end of the first half, Welfare was rewarded a penalty kick which scored her fifth goal of the season and the only goal of the game producing another win for the team.

Kara Kapell ’14 had three shots, one on goal.

The defense held off Virginia Wesleyan, providing the fourth-straight shutout and their ninth for the season.

On Tuesday, the girls clenched another shut -out and conference win, with a 3-0 win.  Two goals were scored by Stephanie Parenteau ’13 assisted both times by Jessica Welfare ’11. Kaitlyn LePour ’13 scored the remaining goal, sealing another win for the Maroons.

“The depth in the team enables us to put pressure on the teams and wear them out,” said head coach Phil Penne.

The girls remain 9-3-1 overall and 6-0 in their conference games.

They will return in action against Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg on Saturday.