Beaver falls short in season opener

Marissa running for the ball.
Marissa running for the ball.

By: Matylda Zamudio 

TAKOMA PARK, Md.—The Penn State Beaver women's soccer team got the 2019 season started on the road against Washington Adventist University on Thursday night. However, the Lady Lions received their first loss of the season, 15-0.

In the first half, the Lady Lions struggled to find their rhythm on offense and couldn't get points on the board as well as slow down Washington Adventist's scoring, which put them in a 7-0 hole at halftime. 

Beaver faired no better in the second half, giving up another 8 goals to take a 15-0 loss for the evening. The team combined for only three shot attempts in the game. Freshman Samantha Freed (Economy/Ambridge), who was at goal for Beaver, recorded 16 saves of 31 shots on goal.

While it was a tough way to start the season, the Lady Lions (0-1) look to turn their luck around in their next road again on Sunday, Sept. 8, where the team will face off against Defiance College. The game is slated for 2 p.m.