Tribe opens season with 4-0 loss to No. 3 Duke

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No. 22 William and Mary fell to No. 3 Duke in its first contest of the season, 4-0. COURTESY PHOTO // TRIBE ATHLETICS

Friday, William and Mary (0-1) opened its regular season on the road at Duke (1-0), where it suffered a 4-0 loss.

Junior Morgan Connor started in goal and made a save within the first minute of the match.

In the ninth minute, the Blue Devils scored their first goal with a shot from midfielder Kiki Rozemeijer and the assist from defender Jillian Wolgemuth. The Blue Devils followed up in the 27th minute with another goal, this time from fellow midfielder Leah Crouse.

Entering the second half trailing by two, the Tribe gave up its third goal four minutes in on a tally from forward Caroline Andretta with the assist from forward Rose Tynan.

The Tribe seemed to gain some momentum in the second half as it held the Blue Devils with a 3-0 lead for nearly 30 minutes. During this time, junior midfielder Christie van de Kamp earned a look at goal in the 50th minute, but her shot went wide. Junior forward Woodard Hooper had a chance four minutes later, but her shot went wide as well.

The Tribe’s only shot on goal occurred in the 61st minute from junior midfielder Annie Snead.

The Blue Devils finished out the match with a fourth goal in the 68th minute after some commotion around Connor in goal. Blue Devil midfielder Haley Schleicher took a shot which was blocked before forward Erin Scherrer took another, which was saved by Connor. The Blue Devils’ final goal came mere seconds after Connor’s save from Tynan.

Two yellow cards were issued to the Tribe during the match. Redshirt senior midfielder Estella Hughes received a yellow card in the 60th minute of the game followed by junior midfielder Cassidy Goodwin in the 64th minute.

Looking ahead, the College will host Old Dominion next Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 P.M. at Busch Field where it will look for victory in its first regular season game on home turf.