Senior Day Rescheduled

By The Elm - Oct 25,2018@12:00 am

GirlsSoccerSeniorNight_LaurenNeary_MarkCooleyBy Kayla Zapcic

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College women’s soccer team was expecting to have their senior night on Friday, Oct. 19 at home versus Wesley College. This game was unfortunately cancelled due to officials not being hired for the game. This game was a make-up date for their original Wesley game, which was postponed earlier this season due to lightning delays.

Senior Lindsay Russell was still in high spirits despite the scheduling mix up.

“The buildup to our senior night game against Wesley was everything we could have asked for from our teammates and coaches,” she said. “The night definitely kept us on our toes with the delay and eventual cancellation, but it gave us a chance to be with our families, thank our friends in the stands for coming, and enjoy time with our teammates and coaches on the field that’s been our home for the last four years.”

According to Russell, the team, joined by their families and friends, took advantage of the reservation of the facilities and used the speakers to play music and dance on the field.

“Obviously, it’s disappointing to lose one of the games on our schedule,” she said. “But we had a lot of people there trying to make our night the best it could be. It was important for us to be good sports about it, and enjoy it.”

Wesley College is a routine non-conference opponent for WC, so the game was not mandated to be rescheduled and will remain unplayed.

The Shorewomen also took on Stockton University for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 21. The game ended in a 2-2 tie after playing double overtime.

Stockton took the lead in the first half 1-0, but Russell quickly tied the game, scoring a goal only two minutes after the initial goal

Stockton regained the lead early in the second half with an assist and goal, but couldn’t keep it with senior Lauren Neary scoring to tie the game. Neary was assisted by freshman Brianna Parise. This final regulation-time goal tied up the game 2-2.

After the end of regulation play, the teams competed in two full overtime periods. Neither could put it in the back of the net, despite the Shorewomen’s efforts.

After the Stockton competition, the Shorewomen secured their first non-losing season in program history.

The Shorewomen will celebrate their Senior Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 when they host Muhlenberg College at 4 p.m. As of now, the Shorewomen stand 7-5-1 overall and 3-5 in the Centennial Conference.

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