Womens Soccer defeats Lawerence
October 4, 2013
By defeating Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, women’s soccer extended its conference record to 3-0. Good communication, great passing and a strong work ethic has allowed the team to achieve an overall record of 6-3. With a final score of 2-1, senior Sam Barranco attributes the victory to strong communication and mental attitude. “We are a team that doesn’t give up, and we have the belief that we are a national team,” said Barranco. Sophomore Allie DeArvil agrees and adds good passing to the list of the team’s strengths: “We passed very well as a team.”
“The first half we had to get adjusted to their field, so it took us awhile to get our touches down. After that we started to really pass some nice balls,” Barranco said. “It was rough driving up there on Friday, but we still played our game,” Junior Alex Ivie said.
Freshman Andrea Correa scored in the first half off a pass from junior Lauren Kellen. “She headed it and fell on the ground so she didn’t know she scored, but it was a nice goal,” said Barranco. After Correa’s goal towards the end of the first half, the Scots went into half-time 1-0.
Lawrence battled back and tied up the score within three minutes of the second half, however. “We were a little flat starting out in the second half. We got a little comfortable, and so we let through a lot of easy passes,” said Barranco. The score remained tied for the rest of regulation. In overtime, freshman Kelsi Smith scored off of a pass from fellow freshman Unique Manns for the win.
Having a deep bench has been a big advantage for the team; the younger players have risen to the occasion. “All the freshmen have really stepped up. Both times we’ve gone into overtime, they’ve scored the goals to win us the game. They definitely have stepped up,” Ivie said. A big factor that contributed to the team’s success was communication. “We all have each others’ backs on and off the field,” said Ivie. This they hope will allow the players to feel comfortable with each other and maintain healthy communication throughout each game.