Women's soccer draws Bridgewater in ODAC battle

Caitlin Mertens playing soccer

Bridgewater, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's soccer team rallied for an early two-goal lead on the road but settled for a 2-2, overtime draw with Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon in a battle between Old Dominion Athletic Conference frontrunners.

Senior forward Caitlin Mertens (Succasunna, N.J.) scored twice for the Hornets, both in the first 6 minutes of the contest, and the Hornets took that lead into halftime.

Bridgewater knotted the score with a pair of second-half goals, however, and neither team was able to break the tie.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: No. 18 Lynchburg 2, Bridgewater 2 (OT)

Records: No. 18 Lynchburg (10-2-1, 3-1-1 ODAC), Bridgewater (11-1-1, 4-0-1 ODAC)

Venue: Bridgewater Soccer Complex, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Mertens started the game hot, scoring in the third minute, unassisted, after beating several Eagle defenders and chipping the ball over the Bridgewater keeper in a one-on-one opportunity.

  • Senior midfielder Kennedy Jakubek (Leesburg, Va.) assisted her classmate's second goal of the match and 17th of the season with just 5:10 off the game clock.

  • After halftime, Bridgewater's Sydney Ryan chipped a long strike over the Lynchburg defense to make it 2-1 in the 51st minute. The Eagles' Hanna Randolph assisted that goal, and she scored 12 minutes later to tie the score.

  • Bridgewater out-shot the Hornets 3-1 in overtime, but senior goalkeeper Delia LoSapio (Raleigh, N.C.) made two saves in the second overtime period to preserve the draw.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will continue ODAC play Saturday, Oct. 13 at Sweet Briar. First whistle blows at 2:30 p.m.

--LYN--

Women's soccer blanks Emory U.
September 15, 2018 Women's soccer blanks Emory U.
Fri Aug 30
at Liberty University Challenge
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. | 4k races
Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule
No events to show.
No events to show.
No events to show.
No events to show.
No events to show.
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
View Full Schedule
Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Demorest, Ga. Piedmont Invitational
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
View Full Schedule