Shorewomen Suffer Tough Week

By Hillary Kane

Elm Staff Writer

The past week has been a misleading representation of the Washington College Women’s Soccer team’s potential.  On Thursday Sept. 8, the Shorewomen traveled to host team Immaculata for a non-conference game.

Throughout the entire match, the Shorewomen outshot the Macs 15-2; however, both teams were unable to net any goals, sending the game into overtime.  The Macs caught WC off guard with a quick goal 41 seconds into OT, ending the game with a 1-0 win over the Shorewomen.

Senior captain Kesley Newborn recaps the game:  “The fact that we had control the entire duration of the game shows that we have serious potential to succeed.  Immaculata scored an unfortunate goal when it mattered most.  This game does not reflect our abilities as soccer players, nor does it dampen our outlook on the rest of the season.  We need to control the controllables and focus on the matter at hand.”

An opportunity for the Shorewomen to notch their first win arrived on Saturday Sept. 10, as the visiting Goucher College traveled to Chestertown for another non-conference game.

WC dominated the first half of the match, outshooting the Gophers 10-1.  During the second half, however, Goucher scored 3 breakaway goals, on only 4 shots on target.  Senior midfielder Gabby Devaud of the Shorewomen led the team with a game-high seven shots.

Senior captain Tori Ripple says, “Goucher was one of the most disappointing games that our team has faced. The end result in no way depicts how the game actually went. We dominated the entire time with twenty shots and they got lucky with three break-aways. This year’s team is the best we’ve had so far and our record does not match our abilities. We’re still learning to play together and we have a lot to look forward to in the rest of the season to come.”

Come cheer the Shorewomen as they take on Johns Hopkins in a Centennial Conference match this Saturday at 4 p.m. at Kirby Field.

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