Vixens top Chargers; finish with most wins, goals since 2008

Vixens top Chargers; finish with most wins, goals since 2008

LANCASTER, Pa. — Sweet Briar first-year Roxana Cubias scored the first goal of her collegiate career, while the Vixens topped Lancaster Bible 1-0 to finish with the most program wins since 2008.

"I am proud of the team for bringing home a pair of wins this weekend," said head coach Hannah Lott. "The team as a whole, as well as some of the individual players had their best appearances. Caroline Trimmer stepped up and played both sides of the ball in the midfield and was there for her teammates on every play. Nisha Tarver proved herself to be a dominating force through her leadership in the backfield, and with her first two games as a starter Roxana Cubias made her mark."

Cubias (Woodbridge, Va.) tallied an unassisted goal in the 16th minute.

Offensively, Cubias was one of two Vixens with a shot on goal as first-year Emily Myers (Fredericksburg, Va.) took two shots with one on frame. First-year Maggie Groetsch (Asheville, N.C.), added two shots on the day for the Vixens.

In goal, sophomore Rosemary Austin (Commerce Township, Mich.) made seven saves for the Vixens.

With Saturday's shutout victory, the Vixens have three shutout victories on the season for the first time since 2011.

The four wins for the Vixens is the most for the field hockey program since the 2008 season, when Sweet Briar won five games. 

Cubias' goal was the 17th of the season, surpassing the 16-goal season from 2009 for most goals since 2008, which saw Sweet Briar score 34 goals.

"I am happy with the team's performance this weekend," Lott said. "This year our program learned how to earn the win. While looking back with pride on this season, I am looking forward to next season already."

The Vixens wrapped up 2018 with a 4-8 overall record, with 17 goals on the year.