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Women’s Soccer Blanked by Virginia Wesleyan

Women's soccer team lining up facing scoreboard
Photo by Roy Evans

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- The Randolph women's soccer team only trailed 1-0 at halftime but host Virginia Wesleyan tallied four scores in the second half as they won 5-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Marlins improve to 7-5-1 and 3-1 in the ODAC. The WildCats drop to 2-8-1 and 0-5 in the conference.

Despite being outshot 16-1 in the first half, the 'Cats held their own against the Marlins. That was thanks in part to starting goalkeeper Quinn-Lynn Bates  who came away with seven saves in the period. Her one error happened just over 12 minutes into the first when Virginia Wesleyan's Ryan McCurry scored from deep in the box to give the Marlins the 1-0 lead.

In the second half, the Marlins were able to get a couple of shots off before Anna Pedicone scored at 58:19 to put the Virginia Wesleyan lead at 2-0. It would be 3-0 in the 64th minute and the last two would come four minutes apart at 71:51 and 75:51.

Bates finished with 12 saves on the afternoon, which was a season-best. Her counterpart for the Marlins Alicia Zamora had one save.

Randolph was outshot 34-2. Corner kicks were in the Marlins favor 6-0.

The WildCats return to Lynchburg to host Guilford on Wednesday evening. Game time from WildCat Stadium will be at 6:00 p.m.