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Two late goals down Patriots 2-0

Published: August 26, 2011

RADFORD, VA - Mary Wiley bent her own corner kick into the goal to snap a scoreless tie with 3:29 left in the match and Radford University added another goal two minutes later to beat a determined Francis Marion University squad 2-0, Friday evening (Aug. 26) in women's soccer action.

FMU drops to 1-3-0 and will conclude a three-match road swing by playing at USC Upstate on Sunday at 2 p.m. Radford improves to 2-1-0.

Despite being outshot, Francis Marion's defense did not allow a score until Wiley's corner kick in the 87th minute.  At the 88:30 mark. Chelsea Hayes picked off an errant FMU ball and side-stepped Patriot senior goalkeeper Lauren Vetock to score the other Highlander goal.

Vetock finished the match with four saves as Radford held a 19-1 advantage in shots.  However, only six of the attempts were on frame.  The Highlanders also led 8-2 in corner kicks.

Freshman Brittney Smith took the Patriots' only shot, an attempt that sailed over the crossbar in the 18th minute.


Radford (2-1-0) def. Francis Marion Univ. (1-3-0) 2-0
Date: 08-26-11      Attendance: 386
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy

Goals by period          1  2  Tot
Francis Marion Univ.  0  0 -  0
Radford.............          0  2 -  2

1-0.  86:31 RAD WILEY,Mary (2) (unassisted) - bent corner kick past keeper
2-0.  88:30 RAD HAYES,Chelsea (2) (unassisted) - turnover, breakaway side step past keeper

Shots: Francis Marion Univ. 1, Radford 19
Saves: Francis Marion Univ. 4 (Lauren Vetock 4), Radford 0 (Che' Brown 0)

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