Women’s Soccer Powers Past William & Mary
For the second straight game, Dara Murray found the back of the net in what would be the difference for the Army West Point Women’s Soccer Team in its 2-1 victory over William & Mary. The Black Knights were able to hold off the late surge from the Tribe offense, who were not able to get through cow goalkeeper Taylor Stalheim. Stalheim's save in the 89th minute capped off the win for Army, the team's third straight.
The Cadets brought the energy early, coming out fast with an attack that continually worked the ball into the Tribe's half of the field throughout the first 20 minutes of action. Yearling Jasmine Talley broke the scoreless tie in the 18th minute, taking the feed from Lauren Drysdale and finding the lower left corner of the net for her first goal of the season and the first for her career.
Stalheim's efforts anchoring the Army defense proved to be crucial in the first half, keeping Army on top with saves in the 14th and 23rd minutes of action and helped the Black Knights carried their 1-0 lead into the second half
The second half began much like the first for the Black Knights, as Army controlled the pace thanks to the strong play of their midfield of Drysdale, Daniela Mendoza and Izzy Fontana. Read more.