Women’s Soccer Recap
November 6, 2015
In their last game of the season, the women’s soccer Fighting Scots won in double overtime over the Vikings of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The game winning goal came from the foot of junior Andrea Correa as she got one by the goal keeper in the 108th minute of the game. The Fighting Scots goal keeper, sophomore Nicole Neagle, played her part well, saving a total of eight shots against the Vikings offense that put up 16 shots on the day.
With the win the women’s team had a chance of reaching the Midwest Conference tournament until later on in the afternoon when the Knox clinched the final spot with their win over Cornell. The Fighting Scots finished the season with a 5-5-0 record in conference play, good enough for fifth in conference, and an overall record of 6-12-0 on the season. Coach Barry McNamara had great things to say about his team’s performance in the game and on the season. “The Lawrence road trip is always a tough one for us. The previous three games in Appleton had all gone to overtime so it wasn’t surprising we needed extra time to settle it.” Coach McNamara was also proud of his team’s defensive effort in the game. “The victory completed a three-game winning streak that saw us only allow one goal.”
This was the final game for Coach McNamara who stepped down as coach after a successful 13 year run with more than 100 career wins in which he coached four teams to the Midwest Conference Championship appearances. He ended his career being the coach with the most wins in Monmouth College soccer history. “I can’t thank the players enough for continuing to raise their level of play and sending me off on such a high note,” said the proud Coach McNamara.