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Becca Logan

Forward Becca Logan

Hollins Rally Falls Short

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Soccer vs North Carolina Wesleyan College, September 21, 2013

Box Score

On a cold and misty Saturday morning, the Hollins soccer team went in search of their first home victory of the season.  North Carolina Wesleyan was the opponent as Hollins stepped out of conference for the weekend.  Last season the Bishops bested Hollins, 4-2, in North Carolina.

The first part of the game saw Hollins keep their visitors on their heels by controlling action in the NC Wesleyan zone.  The Battling Bishops turned the tables and enjoyed several minutes of offensive zone time but the matchup remained scoreless.  When the halftime buzzer sounded, both teams had attempted the same number of shots and the game was tied at 0-0.  North Carolina Wesleyan started the second half strong, scoring the games first goal in the opening minute of the second half.  Despite out-shooting the Bishops eight to four in the second half, it was again the visitors that found the back of the net and with about 25 minutes left to play pushing the lead to 2-0.  As the clock dwindled down, Hollins found themselves with a golden opportunity in the final 10 minutes of play.  Dani Franklin (Chesapeake Beach, MD) took a corner kick and after Wesleyan failed to clear the ball, Becca Logan (Culloden, WV) hammered home the shot to pull Hollins to within a single goal.  Hollins had a chance to tie the game late.  With 3:11 left to play, Franklin got off a shot that the Bishop keeper had to make a diving save to preserve the 2-1 win.

Logan attacks the defense

 

Logan's goal was her team leading fourth of the season as she led the team with six shots.  Franklin added three shots while a trio of players attempted two shots apiece.  Megan McKee (Madison, AL) recorded six more saves to bring her season total to 58.

Despite being out-shot by Hollins, 16-12, N.C. Wesleyan was able to score a pair of second half goals.  LeAnnza Ussery socred on an assists by Kelly Cranick while Nicole Liette added the game winner off a pass by Ashley Sankner.  Haley Hopkins recorded three first half saves en route to picking up the win.

Hollins will get back to ODAC play when they travel to face Guilford College on Wednesday.  The game with the Quakers is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm.