Thomas stops 17 as Royals top Vixens

Thomas stops 17 as Royals top Vixens

NORFOLK, Va. — Senior goalkeeper Caroline Thomas recorded 17 saves in Sweet Briar's 9-0 road loss to the Regent Royals at Norfolk Christian on Monday afternoon.

"I credit Regent, they had good movement and technical ability and kept the pressure on," said Sweet Briar head coach Jason Capps. "We had some opportunities in the first half and defended very well early when things broke down. We weren't happy being down at the half and felt we could've done a better job keeping it level but with a lack of sheer numbers inevitably you're going to run out of gas. We are seeing the building blocks and we just need to keep stringing those together each game and improving toward our goals."

Taylor Corbin opened the scoring for the Royals in the 28th minute when she scored off a cross from Marie Jo Dezart. Regent entered the break with a 2-0 advantage before putting seven in goal during the final 45 minutes of play.

Thomas (Appomattox, Va.) notched 17 saves in goal, while sophomore Sammy Holton (Arbutus, Md.) stopped six in a relief appearance.

Sophomore Lera Cordner (Macungie, Pa.) and first-year Shay Young-Mitchell (Silver Spring, Md.) both wrapped up the day with a shot each.

Sweet Briar continues its road trip with a visit to William Peace on Wednesday evening. The Vixens and Pacers meet at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.