Women’s football wins point against Presbyterian in 1-1 draw

FARMVILLE, Virginia – Longwood women’s football gained a point with a 1-1 draw against the Presbyterian to open the Big South’s game on Wednesday night.

Goals (Assists)

29′ Longwood—Alex Dinger (Karleigh Minson, Kaley Unger)
59′ Presbyterian—Kori Lawrence (Reyna Coston)

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN:

Both sides started the match by exchanging possession in the first 20 minutes, as each attack took time to score.

Longwood (3-4-3, 0-0-1 Big South) found the rhythm and flow of the match first and took advantage. A neat streak on the sideline led to a Kaley Unger cross in the box. Karleigh Minson touched it to the front Alex Dinger inside the six, and Dinger hit the 1-0 lead in the 29º minutes.

The Lancers kept up the pressure to lead early in the second half, but were kept out of the back of the net by Blue Hose.

Meanwhile, the Presbyterian (0-6-3, 0-0-1 Big South) found his rhythm and balance after the break. Kori Lawrence finished off a pass from Reyna Coston to even the score at one.

The Lancers threatened again, including back-to-back corners with 20 minutes to go, but they couldn’t find the final touch.

WHAT DID THEY SAY:

“The good thing is that we played very poorly overall and we still managed to draw and win a point in the standings,” said Longwood’s coach. Todd Dyer. “Give the PC credit because they really played well and performed well all the time. You could tell by the mood of the team that we were disappointed with the performance, so we’ll keep working and make every effort to improve on Saturday.”

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Mary Kate Levush made six saves for the Lancers, including a couple of critical diving stops after the break to preserve the scoring line.

Dinger’s goal was the first of the season.

Minson recorded his second assist of his rookie campaign.

The kicks were almost perfectly balanced between the two sides, with Longwood scoring 11 while Blue Hose had 12.

Both sides were more successful in attack, as 10 of the 12 corners between the two teams came in the second half.

The Lancers have been 8-1-2 against the Presbyterians since joining the Big South in 2012.

NEXT:

Longwood is heading to High Point on Saturday night. The match is scheduled to start at 7pm. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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