Richmond Gets Past Women's Soccer, 1-0, on Senior Day
Oct. 28, 2012
CINCINNATI - The Xavier women's soccer team wrapped up the 2012 season at home with a 1-0 loss to the visiting Richmond Spiders Sunday afternoon. Prior to the match, four senior team members were recognized during Senior Day recognition festivities.
"Congratulations to a very good Richmond team today," said head coach Woody Sherwood following the match. "It's nice to have the last few teams we've played talk about what good soccer we try to play here at Xavier. That usually comes with a result but unfortunately we were unable to get a result the last couple of games at home. Certainly we are grateful for our seniors and the contribution the four of them have had over their careers here. We have a great group of returning players I know are willing to work hard in the off-season and they'll be joined by a talented group of 2013s. We'd like to thank all our fans and administration for all their support and we look forward to fall 2013."
Xavier (6-12-1, 1-8 A-10) got off 11 shots on the afternoon including three from senior Leslie Twehues. Juniors Ashton Green and Mariah Whitaker along with freshman Erin McGauley each fired two shots as well.
Richmond (8-9-1, 4-4-1 A-10) out-shot XU 19-11 and were on goal 12 times. The Spiders took four corner kicks to the Musketeers' one while XU committed five fouls to UR's three.
The lone goal of the match came in the 26th minute. Senior goalkeeper Jennifer Perri was drawn out of the net to block a shot and Erin Layne was able to find the net on a header. The goal was assisted by Becca Wann and proved to the be the game-winner.
Perri (0-1-0) was charged with the loss for the Musketeers. She recorded five saves to one goal against in 45 minutes of action. Sophomore Katie Markesbery worked the second half for XU, corralling six saves to zero goals against.
Andrea Young (8-9-1) was awarded the win for the Spiders. She tallied five saves to zero goals against in 90 minutes of work.