Pitch Points: Week 2

Pitch Points:  Week 2

Rubber Match Scheduled for Babcock Opener

SWEET BRIAR, Va. --- Vixen Soccer hosts Bryn Mawr College on Saturday, September 8 at Babcock Field.  The non-conference affair is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.  Both teams sport youthful rosters and both teams eye season first wins.  The Owls and Vixens tangled a year ago in the Bryn Mawr Tournament.  In the previous meeting the Owls secured a 3-0 win, avenging their 2010 over-time loss to Sweet Briar.  Coach Fabulich's squad looks to return the favor this weekend.

 

In the first 2012 outing at William Peace, the Vixen side created their chances on goal.  Forwards and midfielders tested the keeper with the best opportunities coming one in each half.  During the first frame, Marissa McCord '15 (Asheville, N.C./T.C. Roberson) placed a free kick right at the front door barely missing two crashing Vixens, Ashley Federico '16 (Milford, N.H. / Milford) and Ali Lifka '13 (Arden, N.C./T.C. Roberson). Deep in the second, Lifka ripped a shot from outside the 18-yard box that the WPU net minder hauled in for a save.

 

Rookie keeper Katherine Tillson (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) now has her first collegiate game under her belt and expects to be more vocal in helping returning defender Nina Kappel '15 (Rye, N.H. / Portsmouth) direct the defense.


QUOTABLE

Marissa McCord, sophomore midfielder: The first game was kind of nerve racking, but once the game got going, I settled in and I am now excited to play at home for the first time.  I am ready to play in front of our crowd.  There is nothing like taking pride in wearing the SBC jersey.

 

Kevin Fabulich, Vixen Soccer head coach: During the first part of the week, our training sessions are focused on boosting fitness levels while we are still in non-conference play.  We have seen a 23% increase in our overall aerobic fitness  and we are looking for increases early in the season.  I am excited about opening at home with Bryn Mawr.  They are a well coached team and it will be fun to host them for our big opening weeked.

 

 

DATE LINE

 

Saturday, Sept 8 vs. Bryn Mawr @ 1 p.m. at Babcock Field  Follow our live blog

 

 

Fans are invited to keep connected and learn more about Vixen Athletics via social media:  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blog and visit our Vixen YouTube channel.

Pitch Points:  Week 9
October 24, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 9
Lifka's Last Stand
October 20, 2012 Lifka's Last Stand
Pitch Points:  Week 8
October 18, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 8
Pitch Points:  Week 7
October 9, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 7
Pitch Points:  Week 6
October 2, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 6
ODAC Laud for Lunde
October 2, 2012 ODAC Laud for Lunde
Pitch Points:  Week 5
September 25, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 5
Tillson Time, ODAC Honor Roll
September 18, 2012 Tillson Time, ODAC Honor Roll
Pitch Points:  Week 4
September 17, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 4
Pitch Points:  Week 3
September 11, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 3
Simond Says, ODAC Honor Roll
September 11, 2012 Simond Says, ODAC Honor Roll
Kappel Named Vixen of the Month
September 10, 2012 Kappel Named Vixen of the Month
Pitch Points:  Week 2
September 5, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 2
Pitch Points:  Week 1
August 30, 2012 Pitch Points: Week 1
Dodwell Converts Trifecta
August 8, 2012 Dodwell Converts Trifecta