LU Women’s Soccer ties JMU in preseason

Published 2:01 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Behind a milestone second-half goal from Christina Corbin and four saves from goalkeeper Maria Kirby, Longwood University’s women’s soccer team took defending Colonial Athletic Association champion James Madison University to the wire and escaped with a 1-1 draw in the preseason finale Sunday evening at University Park.

Christina Corbin

Christina Corbin

Corbin sparked the tie with a 52nd-minute goal announcing her return to the field after she missed her entire 2015 junior campaign due to injury. Her resurgent score was opened up by fellow senior and three-time All-Big South midfielder Amanda Spencer, who fed her a cross into the box just seven minutes into the second half.

The tie avenges Longwood’s preseason-opening 1-0 loss to Virginia Commonwealth University this past Friday. This Friday, the Lancers open the regular season against Richmond. That game kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Longwood Athletics Complex.