Women's Soccer Ties Gettysburg in Season Opener

Skyler Hayes #7

The Basics: 

Score: Roanoke  1 | Gettysburg 1 (OT)
Records: Roanoke 0-0-1 | Gettysburg 0-1-1
Location: Lynchburg, Va. 

The Lead: The Roanoke Women's Soccer team opened its season with a 1-1 tie versus Gettysburg on Saturday at the University of Lynchburg. The match was called in the 97th minute due to lighting. 

How it Happened

  • Gettysburg got on the board first when Virginia Sanford scored an unassisted goal in the 35th minute of play.
  • The score remained that way through halftime and into the 52nd minute when Ellie Schad got the equalizer for the Maroons.
  • In overtime, Chris Martin two of her eight saves and Skyler Hayes cleared a Gettysburg shot off the line to keep the scored tied.
  • Gettysburg outshot RC 21-7 and held an 8-4 edge in corner kicks. 

Up Next: Roanoke will return to action on Sunday when it hosts Maryville on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Salem.