2017 Women's Soccer
Record: 3-3 Home: 2-2 Away: 1-1 AAC: 1-0
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Point women's soccer opened its season at home with a shutout win over non-conference opponent Faulkner University, 4-0.
Faulkner University
Women's Soccer - Sat, Aug. 19, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (1-0) notched its first win of the season, and its first victory in program history over the visiting Faulkner University Eagles (0-1) in shutout fashion, 4-0, in Saturday, Aug. 19 non-conference intercollegiate women's soccer action at River Bowl Stadium in West Point, Ga. 


Both offenses were quiet during the first 30 minutes of the first half, but Point opened the scoring with a goal from sophomore midfielder Sabria Marquez (Savannah, GA) at 31:53.  Neither team scored for the remainder of the first half, with the Skyhawks outshooting Faulkner, 6-2 in the first half.


The Skyhawks took a 2-0 lead in the second half on the first collegiate goal by freshman forward Vanessa Lara (Dalton, GA) at 69:54, and her effort was followed up by two more second-half goals by Point redshirt-freshman midfielder Nicole Santos (Kingsland, GA) at 75:24, and sophomore forward Tayler Beasley (Ringgold, GA) at 81:15.


Point's defense held Faulkner to just four shots the entire match, and the Skyhawks would go on to defeat the visiting Eagles in shutout fashion, 4-0.  Point totaled 14 shots on goal and 13 corner kicks during the match, while Faulkner finished with three shots on goal and only one corner kick.


Junior goalkeeper Rachel Ash (Douglasville, GA) recorded her first career shutout, making three saves in her ninth career start.  Kelbe Davis played the full 90 minutes in goal for Faulkner and allowed four goals while making 10 saves.

Next Matches: Coached by Randy Douglas, the Skyhawks will host the four-team Jenna Paige Bragg Memorial Classic on Thursday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 26, with two matches each day.  Conference opponent Truett McConnell University meets Thomas University, Thursday at 6 p.m., and Point hosts Southeastern University (Fla.), at 8:30 p.m.  The Classic continues on Saturday, Aug. 26, when Truett McConnell meets Southeastern at 6 p.m. and Point hosts Thomas Universityat 8:30 p.m.