Lady Petrels Defeat Hendrix for First SAA Win of Season

Lady Petrels Defeat Hendrix for First SAA Win of Season

The Oglethorpe women's soccer team picked up their first SAA win with a victory over Hendrix Friday afternoon, 3-1.

The Lady Petrels couldn't have gotten off to a better start, scoring three goals in the first half. The first came in the 20th minute, when Laura Betancourt converted a long ball into the box from Katie Geiger. They expanded their lead in the 28th minute, Emily Silva turning in an assist from Clara St. Urbain. Then, they took a huge 3-0 lead in the 38th minute when Kendall Burke scored off a giveaway from Hendrix. The Lady Petrels would take the three-goal lead into halftime. Though Hendrix got a goal back midway through the second half, the Lady Petrels were never seriously threatened.

Betancourt, Silva and Burke all had a goal apiece, and Geiger and St. Urbain tallied an assist apiece. Oglethorpe outshot Hendrix 16-13 for the game, 9-4 on goal.

The win improves the Lady Petrels to 4-5 on the season, 1-1 in SAA play. They will next be in action Sunday at noon, when they will host Rhodes. Senior day festivities will take place before the game.