Armstrong Stops 19 Shots

Armstrong Stops 19 Shots

Emory, VA - Hollins traveled to Emory & Henry on Wednesday night in search of their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win of the season. The Wasps also came into the match having yet to taste ODAC victory and the winner would have a chance to move closer to securing a berth to the end of season ODAC Women's Soccer Tournament.

The two long time ODAC rivals started the match with both defenses on display. The home team started to enjoy much more zone time as the field started to slant the Wasps way. The Hollins defense was up to the task and the match remained scoreless 25 minutes into play. Moments later Emory & Henry broke through when Allie Hooper took a crossing pass and sent a shot over the head of the Hollins keeper to break the tie. The Hollins goal was under attack for most of the first half with E&H attempting 28 first half shots. Hannah Armstrong and her defensive teammates kept Hollins in the match with 10 saves in the opening half. However, at the 36:00 minute mark the Wasps netted a pair of scores in a one minute stretch to take a 3-0 advantage into intermission. Emory & Henry continued to dictate play in the second half and despite Hollins cutting the Wasps chances almost in half, a pair of second half tallies gave the home team a 5-0 ODAC victory.

Armstrong finished the night with 19 saves. Audrey Haisley got a shot towards the Wasps net late in the match but it was off the mark as a pair of goalkeepers combined to give the hosts the shutout.

Gillian Hogg attempted 12 shots, netting one goal, to lead the Wasps attack. Ashley Love scored twice with Hooper and Graysen Barrs scoring the other two E&H goals.

Hollins will return home over the weekend as they host Randolph-Macon College on Saturday afternoon. It will be "Senior Day" as Hollins will take time prior to kickoff to honor Allie Tambornini, her lone senior.