2017 Women's Soccer
Record: 5-9 Home: 4-4 Away: 1-5 AAC: 3-4
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Thomas University
Women's Soccer - Sun, Aug. 27, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga.:  Thomas University (1-0-1) from Thomasville, Ga., scored all four of its goals in a span of just over 19 minutes early in the second half and shut out Point University (1-2-0), 4-0, in Saturday, Aug. 26 non-conference women's soccer action in the Jenna Paige Bragg Memorial Classic at River Bowl Stadium in West Point, Ga.  Southeastern University (2-0) defeated Truett-McConnell University (0-1-1), 5-2, in Saturday's early-evening match in the invitational.


Point, which struck for five goals in a 5-0 shutout against Faulkner, has experienced a scoreless drought of nearly 189 minutes since scoring its final goal late in the second half on Aug. 19.


Both offenses were fairly quiet in the first half, with Thomas outshooting Point, 7-5, and taking seven corner-kick opportunities.  Point's junior goalkeeper Rachel Ash (Douglasville, GA) recorded four first-half saves, while Thomas starter Kara Houston saved two Point shots on goal.  Ash finished the match with 10 saves for Point.


Thomas outshot Point, 13-2, in the second half and attempted 10 shots on goal, and wound up leading the shot count, 20-7, and 14-2 in shots on goal.  Thomas midfielder Whitley Anderson scored just 1:48 into the second half off an assist from midfielder Linnea Roivas and tallied again just eight minutes later at 54:18, off an direct-kick assist from forward Olivia Taylor, giving the Night Hawks a 2-0 lead.


After a second yellow card was charged against Point's Tatiana Gonzalez at 58:12 of the second half, Point played one player short.  Thomas took advantage twice after the card with defender Taylor Hults hitting an unassisted goal at 62:16, and Taylor crossing a ball from the left side right to the foot of forward Anna Gray at 65:56.


Freshman forward Vanessa Lara (Dalton, GA) attempted three shots, including one shot on goal in the first half, and sophomore midfielder Sabria Marquez (Savannah, Ga.) tried two shots.  Taylor led Thomas with four shots, two on goal, and Hults placed all three of her shots directly on the Point goalkeeper.


NEXT MATCH:  Coached by Randy Douglas, the Skyhawks play a non-conference match at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m.