Women's soccer falls to Rhodes 6-1 after tough first half

Women's soccer falls to Rhodes 6-1 after tough first half

The Oglethorpe women's soccer team endured a tough matchup Friday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee, giving up four first-half goals to the homestanding Rhodes Lynx en route to a 6-1 defeat. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 9-5 on the season overall and 1-4 in SAA play.

Rhodes got off to a quick start, tallying a goal in the sixth minute to get on the board almost immediately. They followed up in the 15th minute to double their advantage, then added two more in the 28th and 44th minutes. They outshot Oglethorpe 13-1 over the course of the opening half.

The home side didn't let up at the start of the second half, either, scoring additional goals in the 51st and 53rd minutes to take a 6-0 lead.

The Petrels finally got one back in the 89th minute, as senior forward Kayla Trice took a feed from freshman midfielder Madison Riley and finished past the Lynx goalkeeper to make it 6-1.

Rhodes outshot Oglethorpe 20-4 for the game, including a 9-2 mark in shots on goal. The Lynx also took seven corner kicks to the Petrels' four.

The Petrels will be back in action on Sunday, when they continue to Conway, Arkansas, to go against Hendrix at noon Eastern. After that, they'll return to Atlanta for Senior Day festivities Oct. 26 against Berry.