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Women’s Soccer Secures Senior Day Win

by | Sep 9, 2019 | Sports

Senior soccer players and their families following the pre-game recognition ceremony.

 

Check out our photo albums from the pre-game ceremony, and the game.

DAVIDSON, N.C.  – Senior midfielder Seeley Yoo made sure it was a winning afternoon for her and her classmates as she scored the game-winner just four minutes into the game and Davidson’s defense did the rest in scoring a 1-0 Senior Day win over Georgia Southern Sunday afternoon in women’s soccer at Alumni Stadium.

Live or full-size cutouts of the seniors?

Yoo knocked in a cross at the 3:06 mark and the defensive backline along with goalkeeper Sarah L’Hommedieu shut out the Eagles the rest of the way for the ‘Cats’ second shutout victory on the year.

Comments from head coach Adam Denton 
“Senior day is always an emotional day and getting a victory on it was something we wanted, especially for our seniors. We started the game very well, getting the early goal and dominated the first half.”

“Second half we didn’t started out as we would have liked, being under a little bit more pressure from Georgia Southern. But we able to get control back and were comfortable in the last 10 minutes, which was a big thing for us. I think we earned a well-deserved victory today and the team should enjoy it and it was a great occasion to do it being senior day.”    

Quick Hits From the Game: 
•The senior duo of Seeley Yoo and Cameron France started the game off with a bang, as France crossed a ball into the box from the far side where a streaking Yoo touched it to the far post for her first goal of the season in the fourth minute.
•France tallied her first assist of the season and the fourth of her career to give her 12 total points.
•The Wildcats had several other opportunities in the first half to add to the score, but missed out on some close opportunities.
•Davidson took nine of its game-high 13 shots in the first half and won the shot count, 13-5.
•Georgia Southern won the corner battle 3-0.
•L’Hommeduieu finished with three saves in goal, earning her second shutout win of the season and the sixth of her career.
Michele Manceaux had a team-high three shots, all going on goal, as the ‘Cats put eight of their 13 shots on frame.
•Prior to the game, seniors Yoo, France, L’Hommedieu, Manceaux, Alexis Pheng, Randi Geffrey, Tracey Hagan, Sabine Chandler and Kasey Snow were honored as part of the Senior Day celebration.

Davidson evens up its record on the season at 3-3, while the Eagles dropped their second straight to fall to 3-3. The Wildcats also improved their advantage in the all-time series to 20-10-1 with the win.

Next Up:
Davidson will next travel to UNCG Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. game.

Scoring
3:06      DAV      Seeley Yoo (1) (Cameron France)

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