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Women's Soccer Falls In Season Opener At Eastern Mennonite

Women's Soccer Falls In Season Opener At Eastern Mennonite

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Marymount University women's soccer team fell in the season opener on Friday afternoon at Eastern Mennonite University, 3-0. 

The first game under new Head Coach Manya Puppione had the Saints firing off eight shots in the contest, but none of which could find the back of the net. 

MU started off quickly firing off two shots and having two corners within the first eight minutes, seeing seniors Jennifer McKee and Karen Reyes each get an opportunity early. 

However, it was the Royals that capitalized first, sneaking a ball past the outstretched arms of sophomore goalkeeper Madison Foltz in the 13th minute. 

The Saints had two more chances before the half, but EMU added another goal to take a 2-0 advantage into the break.

The second half played much more equally, as each team registered four shots. MU, with much of the pressure offensively in the final 45 minutes, had four corner chances to the Royals' one. 

Of the four shots, two were on target. Reyes sent one in low and down the middle, and senior Gabby Cabrales went low and right. However, each were pulled in by Royal goalkeeper Leah Wenger. 

Reyes had three shots for the game, one on target. Foltz finished with two saves through 90 minutes between the pipes.

The Saints return to Arlington for their home opener on Wednesday, September 4, hosting Hood College at Long Bridge Park. First touch is set for 6 p.m.