Shenandoah Plays Host to Hollins

Hollins goal keeper Kendra Rich punting the ball in a soccer game
Keeper Kendra Rich recorded 16 saves against the Hornets

Winchester, VA - On Wednesday afternoon, the Hollins soccer team made the trip north to Winchester to face Shenandoah in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action. The Hornets came into the match just one game ahead of their guests in the standings, with a win, Hollins would pass their rivals.

Hollins looked to pack it in versus their hosts in an effort to stay in the game against a Shenandoah team that came into the contest as the third highest scoring team in the ODAC. The Hollins defense was up to the task early but eventually the Hornets wore down Hollins and started to capitalize on their opportunities. With the score 3-0 and the clock in single digits, a pair of late Hornet scores made it 5-0 at the break. Shenandoah got off 24 first half shots. The Hollins defense made it virtually impossible to score in the second frame as they were able to turn away eight of the nine shots on net. However, the green and gold never got much time in the offensive zone and fell, 6-0, on the road.

Keeper Kendra Rich recorded 16 saves, her second highest save match of the season. It marked the third time in seven games that Rich reached double-digit saves and is currently leading the conference with 79 stops, 26 clear of her nearest competitor.

Reigning ODAC Freshman of the Year Emily Yergin scored once and helped on two other goals to account for half of the Hornets scores. Jessica Stuart added a pair of tallies and Rebecca Collimore scored once with two assists. A trio of Shenandoah goalkeepers combined for the shutout.

Hollins will continue on the road when they travel to Greensboro to face Guilford on Friday night.