Women's Soccer Unable to Find Form In 5-0 Loss to R-MC

Mikaela Zook and EMU's defense limited R-MC to one goal despite 15 shots in the first half. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Mikaela Zook and EMU's defense limited R-MC to one goal despite 15 shots in the first half. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The Eastern Mennonite University women's soccer team is building chemistry with every game, but they were unable to hit their stride against Randolph-Macon College on Wednesday evening.

The Yellow Jacket's struck early on to get on the board, while the stalwart R-MC defense kept the Royals off of the board for the remainder of the match.

With the loss, the Royals fall to 1-4 in conference play, while the Yellow Jacket's improve to 4-2 in ODAC standings. 

Despite R-MC getting on the board early and their 15-2 edge in shots for the first half, the game remained at 1-0 until half time. 

The Yellow Jacket's offense exploded in the second half, scoring four more times before the clock ran out. 

For the Royals, sophomores Laura Rittenhouse (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite) and Ariel Barbosa (Towson, Md./Towson) each had a shot attempt, but could not convert to find the back of the net.

R-MC led in shots (25-2) and corners (14-0).

Sophomore Leah Wenger (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite) made six saves while playing the first 64:26 in goal. 

EMU is back in action on Friday, Oct. 13 when they host their Senior Recognition Night against Emory & Henry during EMU's Centennial Homecoming Weekend. Kickoff is 7:00.