ROME, Ga. — The Berry College women's soccer team closed the regular season on Friday night with a 4-0 victory over Oglethorpe University. The win secures at least a top-4 seed in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) tournament and hosting rights for the Vikings' first game next weekend.
The Vikings are now 8-4-3 overall and close conference play 4-1-2, the team's best conference record since 2014, the year Berry won the SAA regular season title.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Berry scored a pair of goals in each half.
- Vanessa Belanger scored the first goal of the game in the 23rd minute off a cross which ricocheted off the crossbar and in.
- Blair Painter then tallied in the 31st minute, giving Berry a 2-0 advantage.
- Haley Stewart then scored off an assist from Painter in the 59th minute to the lower left side of the net.
- Samantha Schoppy wrapped up scoring in the 67th minute, securing the 4-0 final .
- Vanessa Belanger: 1 G, 2 SOG, 4 SH
- Haley Stewart: 1 G
- Samantha Schoppy: 1 G
- Blair Painter: 1 G, 1 AST
- The Vikings will host the opening round of the SAA tournament next weekend. Their opponent has yet to be determined.