Despite a scoreless first half for both sides, William and Mary (2-3) maintained its stamina Thursday, Sept. 5 against High Point (1-4), scoring less than a minute into the second half to claim its second victory of the season. The win breaks a three-game losing streak.
Sophomore forward Renee Kohler scored the lone goal in the 46th minute. Her shot was a clean strike, a volley that deflected off the post and landed neatly in the goal giving the Tribe an immediate lead that would hold through the final 45 minutes of the game.
The Tribe had its defense to thank for the clean sheet victory against the Panthers. Lights out goalkeeping from senior Katelyn Briguglio along with big contributions from her fellow defenders meant that the Tribe shut out the Panthers from every stat line. The Tribe dominated in shots on goal, taking six of its own while not allowing the Panthers any. The Tribe also took the lead in corner kicks by a margin of five to one and similarly outpaced the Panthers in shots taken, leading them 15-5.
Following this shutout, the second of the season, the Tribe will continue its homestand later in the week, hosting Farleigh Dickinson Sun. Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.