SPORTS

Women’s Soccer Falls in Regular Season Finale

by | Oct 24, 2018 | Sports

Senior Mia Hodges had so much momentum behind her goal shot that she wound up in the goal too.

DAVIDSON, N.C.  – Playing its final regular season game, the Davidson women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision Sunday afternoon to Richmond at Alumni Stadium in Atlantic 10 play.

Davidson ended the season at 2-14-1 overall and 0-9-1 in A-10 play, while the Spiders ended their year at 2-15-1 overall and 2-7-1 in the league. All the scoring took place in the first 28 minutes of play between both teams.

Quick Hits About and From the Game:
•This was just the seventh meeting all-time dating back to 1997 between both schools women’s soccer programs.
•Richmond leads now 5-0-2 in the series.
•Today’s game was Davidson’s final home contest of the 2018 season.
•Prior to the game, the Wildcats honored the senior class one last time: Kendall Thomas, Natalie Connell, Shannon Ballard, Megan Goodling, Perry Zollicoffer, Mia Hodges and Alexa Landsberger.
•Richmond went up 2-0 on goals from Alyssa Hendricks and Brooke Beam at the 16:52 and 23:05 marks.
•The Wildcats countered with Hodges first score of the season on a one-touch kick off a well-placed cross from Michele Manceaux in the 28th minute.
•Manceaux, who earned her first collegiate assist on Hodges’ goal, finished with a career season by leading the team with five goals to go with an assist for 11 points.
•Twice the ‘Cats had what looked to be like the tying goal in the net only to be called offside by inches.
•Davidson finished with a 14-9 advantage on shots and earned five corners to Richmond’s one.
•Goalkeeper Sarah L’Hommedieu ended her first year with the Wildcats stopping three shots to give her a personal-best 73 saves.

This brief celebration was muted by the ref’s apparent call of offsides.

Next Up:
The Wildcats season is completed, as they will not qualify for the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship.

Scoring Summary
16:52    UR       Alyssa Hendricks (unassisted)
23:05    UR       Brooke Beam (Jenny Crowell)
27:16    DAV      Mia Hodges (1) (Michele Manceaux)

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