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Nelson Nets Two Second-Half Goals in R-MC Women's Soccer Win

Nelson Nets Two Second-Half Goals in R-MC Women's Soccer Win

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Freshman Gabby Nelson (Clover, Va./Halifax County) scored a pair of second-half goals as the Randolph-Macon women's soccer team posted a 2-0 ODAC victory at Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday evening.

The Yellow Jackets (2-4-2, 1-1-0 ODAC) recorded their third shutout of the season.

Following a scoreless first half, Nelson connected on a shot from the right wing that eluded the goalkeeper in the 54th minute to give the visitors a 1-0 advantage.

In the 81st minute, Nelson took a through ball from junior Courtney Taylor (Prince George, Va,/Prince George) on a break-away and finished with a goal to push the R-MC lead to 2-0.

The Yellow Jackets had a 24-3 advantage in shots, including 9-2 for shots on goal. Nelson and freshman Kasey Booth (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) both paced R-MC with five shots, while freshman Abbie Winkelmann (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg Area) added four shots.

Senior Lindsay Zachman (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) and freshman Christina Newman (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) combined on the shutout for the Yellow Jackets. Zachman had one save in the first half, while Newman notched one save in the second stanza.

Randolph-Macon returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 8 with a noon ODAC home contest against Sweet Briar.