The Spring Hill College women’s soccer team took on the Blazers of Valdosta State University for their ninth game of the season. During the first half, SHC had four shots on goal, seven saves, one corner kick and two fouls. The VSUBlazers had 12 shots on goal, two saves, two corner kicks and two fouls. The Blazers took the lead in the second minute when VSU Freshman Victoria Bahr delivered the ball in the goal. The Lady Badgers applied pressure to VSU after their first goal, which forced them to make quick decisions on where to send the ball.This hard pressing defense did not allow the Blazers to score again in the first half, which made the score 1-0 at halftime.
After the 15 minute break concluded, Valdosta State maintained their energy for the rest of the game . In the 87th minute, Valdosta State’s Morgan Craven made a pass to Bahr, resulting in her second goal of the match. In the 50th minute, Spring Hill’s forward, Sophie Bailey, attempted a shot from the bottom right to get the Badgers on the scoreboard. VSU goalkeeper Emma Pruett, blocked the shot. Spring Hill’s goalkeeper, Anna Brunner, helped the Badgers by denying 10 shots on goal. SHC Redshirt Junior Sophie Bailey acquired two shots on goal. Lady Badgers Ciara Bridges and Haven Nail each had one shot on goal, following behind Bailey.
SHC women’s soccer coach, Samantha Thomsit, shared how she felt about the Lady Badgers performance on Sunday. “Our defensive shape was good,” Thomsit admitted, “but after letting in a goal in the first two minutes, that didn’t really matter afterwards.” The Lady Badgers soccer team is currently 0-5 for home games this season and 0-1-1 for away games. The Badgers will take on Christian Brothers University on September 23 in Memphis, Tennessee.
For more information on upcoming games, players, or statistics on the SHC women’s soccer team, visit www.shcbadgers.com/sports/womens-soccer.