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Women’s Soccer Routs Iowa Wesleyan

September 9, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

This is a new year with a lot of exciting talent for Women’s Soccer here at Monmouth College.

Co-Captain Nicole Neagle says, “On the field you can’t tell the difference between a freshman, who’s new to the program, and a senior who has played all 4 years here.”

The overall atmosphere of the team is positive and friendly, which are big factors for a winning season. Becoming one well-oiled machine is vital in any team sport.

Co-Captain Lauren Feiereisel agrees that, “The girls feel more like my sisters than my teammates. I think the positive attitudes will definitely help us push and dig deep to achieve our goal of going to the conference tournament.”

Positivity and teamwork alone will not win games, and this team understands that. If you have been following any of the Women’s Soccer social media pages, then you know they have been putting in some serious conditioning. That hard work has been paying off.

With two wins already under their belt, no wonder the team was called “fast and athletic” after their first match. Ultimately, their season has begun on a positive note. Winning against Blackburn was a great start to the season. However, the team found out that there is always room for improvement, taking a loss against Westminster in the second game of the year.

Co-Captain Andrea Correa says, “It’s better to have lost now than later during the season, especially with a game that’s non-conference. All we can do is learn and move on from it.”

The team took their defeat from Westminster, buckled down, and figured out what they needed to do in order to have a comeback win against Iowa Wesleyan. The result speaks for itself, nineteen to zero. That is certainly unheard of.

The team’s ability to take something positive from a defeat and turn around so quickly shows promise for this year’s women’s soccer season.

Riley Hess
News Editor

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