EMORY, Va. – The Bridgewater College Women's Soccer Team (3-3, 1-0 ODAC) got all that it could handle from Emory & Henry College (0-7, 0-1 ODAC) Saturday evening in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action at Fred Selfe Stadium. The Eagles were able to come away with the 1-0 victory to open league play.
The two squads battled through a scoreless first half, and though the Wasps were outshot by a 10-2 margin, they held strong against the deeper and larger Eagles.
Bridgewater finally broke through 7:23 into the second half. After earning a corner kick, Michelle Viegas swung in the offering and Nikole Blackwell placed a header into the lower left corner of the goal.
E&H threatened several times late in the match including a barrage of shots in the 66th minute that were blocked by the Bridgewater defense. The Wasps had an opportunity in the final moments of the contest on a corner kick, but freshman Katherine DeBusk's (Fluvanna, Va.) header was wide of the goal.
The Eagles outshot the Wasps, 24-9, and held a 5-2 advantage on corner kicks but were forced offside on seven different occasions. E&H senior goalkeeper Sarah Jerome (Charlotte, N.C.) made 12 saves in the match.
Emory & Henry will travel to Sweet Briar College on Wednesday afternoon for a 4:30 p.m. ODAC contest with the Vixens.