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Soccer: Impact win twice, Hotspur earn tie
The Fredericksburg Impact W–League team opened its season with a 3–1 win over the Northern Virginia Royals on Saturday, followed by a dramatic 2–1 win over the Virginia Beach Piranhas on Sunday.
On Sunday, Missy Wycinsky scored in the 87th minute to tie the game and Nikki Czaplicki added the winner in the 90th. The day before, Sandra Matute, Wycinsky and Kara Blosser each tallied once for the Impact (2–0).
Saturday also saw the Fredericksburg Hotspur Premier Development League team earn a tie when Don Smart scored one minute into stoppage time. Tishan Hanley scored the first goal for the Hotspur (1–0–1), who rallied from an early 2–0 deficit.