Swannanoa, N.C. – The Warren Wilson College women's soccer team scored a late goal to earn the victory over the University of Pikeville, 2-1 Wednesday evening. The Owls improve to 1-3.
The Owls didn't waste time getting on the scoreboard. In the second minute of play, Junior Jazmin Featherstone earned her second goal of the season assisted by sophomore Honnee McManus. The lone goal would give the Owls the lead through halftime despite an even match up.
The second half of play was back and forth with each team having their fair of chances to score. Pikeville got on the scoreboard to level the game in the 69th minute which sparked energy in the Bears. The Owls, however, were resilient and had the chance to seal the victory with ten minutes to go when sophomore Chloe Riess found herself one-on-one with the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper made herself big and Riess picked out the corner but the outstretched foot of the Bears goalkeeper denied the goal. The Owls continued to push numbers forward and it would finally pay off. With 20 seconds left to go, Featherstone sent a free-kick into the box and Riess put it away to give the Owls the lead.
Despite being outshot by the Bears, the Owls earned their first victory of the season. Junior Susie Lusardi tallied 11 saves.
Up next, the Owls host Toccoa Falls College in a doubleheader match this Saturday, September 14 at 1 pm. The men's soccer team will play at 3 pm.
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