Women's soccer shuts out Roanoke

Sarah Wescott kicks a soccer ball. Graphic showing 3-0 final score and Lynchburg and Roanoke logos.

Salem, Va. -- The University of Lynchburg women's soccer team roll on with a 3-0 victory over the Roanoke Maroons in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference match up. 

Senior forward Caitlin Mertens (Succasunna, N.J.) collected one goal for the Hornets; Mertens currently leads the ODAC with 14 goals. Sophomore Sarah Wescott (Midlothian, Va.) scored her first goal of the season, and junior Emily Sanchez (Orangeburg, N.Y.) also scored her first goal of the season for the Hornets with an assists from graduate student Rachel Cooke (Charlottesville, Va.).



Final: No. 12 Lynchburg 3, Roanoke 0

Record: No. 12 Lynchburg (9-1, 2-0 ODAC) , Roanoke (1-4-3, 0-2-1 ODAC)

Venue: Kerr Stadium, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.



  • Sanchez got the game started early going one-on-one with the goalie in the seventh minute to score Lynchburg's first goal with an assist from Cooke.

  • With less than 10 minutes in the first half, Wescott chipped the ball right over the keeper and brought the Hornets to a 2-0 lead.

  • Lynchburg came out eager for another goal with five serious shots in a three minute span. The Hornets were able to capitalize on a corner kick by freshman Taylor Smith (Chesapeake, Va.), which caused a pile up in front of the net and allowed Mertens to sneak in another goal.



The Hornets will match up against Randolph-Macon Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. on Shellenberger field.


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