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UMW Roundup: Eagles rally, top Howard in soccer
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Three goals in the final 15 minutes earned the University of Mary Washington women’s soccer a 3–1 victory over Division I Howard Monday at the Battleground Athletic Complex.
Jessica Bednarcik scored two goals and Kelsey Carter added the third. Erin Reynolds recorded an assist and Charlotte Owens made three saves in goal.
The victory over a Division I program is the first for UMW since 1990, when the Eagles topped American University, 2-1.
The Eagles (8–1–1) will visit York College in a key Capital Athletic Conference match Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Florence George notched four goals and assisted on a fifth as the fifth-ranked Eagles beat Eastern Mennonite University 9–1 at the Battleground Athletic Complex.
Amy Abernathy, Jenna Steele, Lisa Charney and Courtney Rampey also tallied goals for the Eagles. Claire Gianelle and Emily Badis combined to make four saves in goal.
The Eagles (11–0) next visit No. 13 Christopher Newport Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Eagles dropped a 20–25, 25–14, 25–21, 25–14 match to host St. Mary’s College in a CAC match. Kayla Crawford had nine kills and Maggie Parrish 16 assists for UMW.
Sophomore Kayla Crawford led the Eagles with nine kills, while Maggie Parrish had 16 assists and Courtney Guengerich added 15. Christine Tran had 33 digs for the Eagles, while Kaitlynn Wickersham had 17 and Guengerich 11. Laura Gomez and Karissa Herrick each had four total blocks.
The Eagles (5–7, 1–2) will host Gallaudet University Thursday at 7 p.m.
UMW senior Scott Plunkett was named Capital Athletic Conference men’s runner of the week after finishing fourth at the Paul Short Invitational (26:28 for 8,000 meters).