Women’s Soccer Update (10/24/2014)


Photo courtesy Calvin SID

The women’s soccer team went up against Albion at home Wednesday. Though the game was heavily contested, the Knights ended up falling to the Britons 3-2.

The Knights were winning 2-0 at one point and went into the half with a 2-1 lead after an Albion goal at the 43rd minute. In the first half, Calvin dominated the ball and had the clear upper hand.

Going into the second half with some momentum, however, Albion wasted little time in tying the game at two apiece in the 54th minute. They later took the lead in the 64th minute on a header by their own Domenique Sarnecky.

This loss comes after another close one with St. Mary’s in which the Knights fell 2-1. The Knight’s record over the past five games is now 0-2-2 and the team is running into hard times toward the end of the season, as noted by freshman midfielder Sydney Barcey after the game:

“We are in a frustrating spot, but we know we can do better and win our next games. Something we can take away from this game is that we need to have to stay mentally tough and compete the entire game.”

Still, not all is lost and the team is keeping their heads held high, even after Wednesday’s game:

“We have been focusing on finishing our chances in front of the net and we did better at that today,” noted Barcey, “We can be proud with the way we fought hard during the game. We are going to keep fighting and keep competing as a unit.”

Moving forward, the team knows that they have to continue to give their best while remaining cognizant of what they can do to improve their play.

The Knights continue play at noon on Saturday at a home game against Adrian.