Vixens fall in opener to visiting Phoenix

Vixens fall in opener to visiting Phoenix

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — Nine Vixens made their collegiate debut as Sweet Briar fell 7-0 to Wilson in the opening game of the 2018 season at Sweet Briar's Thayer Field.

The visiting Phoenix (1-0) tallied the eventual game winner at 8:31 in the opening period, when Allison Reber struck off an assist from Michaela Singer.

Sophomore Rosemary Austin (Commerce Township, Mich.) recorded seven stops in goal for Sweet Briar (0-1).

First-years Maggie Groetsch (Asheville, N.C.), Erin Orr (Detroit, Mich.), Shay Finch (Baltimore, Md.), Brigitte Gorman (Chesapeake, Va.), Emily Myers (Fredericksburg, Va.), Nisha Tarver (Baltimore, Md.), Ingrid Stacia (Richmond, Va.) all made their collegiate debut on Friday afternoon. Senior Aoife Magner (North Potomac, Md.) also joined the debutantes on Friday.

The Vixens return to action on Saturday with a 12:30 p.m. scheduled start against the visiting Lancaster Bible Chargers.