Women’s Soccer Adds Two More Wins to Record
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012 01:11
Offensive star Rebecca Romaine ’15 garnered her third North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) player of the week award of her career as she helped the Ladies climb to a 4-5 record.
After a tough scoreless loss to Carnegie Mellon University on Sept. 15, the Ladies toppled both the College of Mount St. Joseph and Earlham College last week. Coach Kelly Bryan was extremely positive about the outcome of these games.
“[The] team has been battling through illness and had gutsy performances [last week],” she said.
Goalie Lauren Wolfe ’14 had a shutout with five saves in the matchup against Mount St. Joseph. Romaine scored twice, once assisted by Heather Amato ’13. Clara Fischman ’13 scored to cement Kenyon’s victory.
After their impressive victory over Mount St. Joseph, the Ladies returned to Gambier to face a tough Earlham team at home this past Saturday. Earlham kept the Ladies on their toes throughout the match, which the Ladies won 4-3. The Ladies held a 2-1 lead in the first half with two goals by Romaine — her first came in the first 18 seconds of the game.
After Romaine scored once more, Earlham slipped one by Wolfe. Both teams fought for another goal but neither managed to score again in the first half. A smaller team physically, the Ladies put up a strong defense, even against Earlham’s rough playing.
The second half proved the true test for the Ladies. Earlham came back with a goal to tie the game early in the second half, and then gained a lead of 3-2 in the 69th minute.
An unexpected goal by Charlotte Detchon ’13 tied the game, and Romaine’s third goal, scored with fewer than three minutes left, clinched the win for the Ladies. “It was not an easy victory. We did not play the best we could have, but we got the job done,” Detchon said. “We did not give up on each other when we were behind … We fought until the end. This is the mentality we want going into conference.”
The Ladies suffered a loss against their first NCAC opponents of the season, the College of Wooster, on Wednesday. They have a chance to even their conference record against DePauw University this Saturday.
Captain Sarah Heminger ’13 said, “if we continue to build on what we already have, we will be in a position to be a threat in the conference.”