Men’s soccer sees victory on their senior day and women’s tie in double overtime

By Lauren Zedlar

Elm Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 10, the Washington College men’s soccer competed at home in an exhibition match against the Stevenson Mustangs. They also celebrated Senior Say as this was the last home game of the season for the team. 

The Shoremen celebrated seniors Gavin Campbell, Zach Urbanski, Aidan Chadam, Terran Ondiek, Remy Kriz, Greg Adams, James Strine, Frank Koons, Del Jenkins, and Aiden Kelly.

Adams scored the first and only goal of the game 40 seconds after the opening whistle. This goal was assisted by a 15-yard pass from sophomore Harrison Malone. 

The Shoremen won the game at 1–0, making their overall record for this year 1–2. 

Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Pinto had one save in the goal with only one shot on the goal. 

“It was awesome to see everyone working hard, especially for the seniors, who have put a lot of time and effort into our program,” Malone said. “In addition, we displayed a lot of potential, and I am confident in our ability to reach that potential as long as we continue to work hard and stay motivated.” 

“It’s been really great to be able to play this season, especially because we didn’t even know if we would be able to,” Koons said. “We have one more game left, and I know everyone will play their heart out.”

The Shoremen’s next game is Sunday, April 25 at Stevenson University. The game will start at 2 p.m. and can be streamed on the Washington College Athletics website. It will be the final game of this season for the Shoremen. 

On Friday, April 9, the WC women’s soccer team faced the Chirstopher Newport University Captains in an exhibition match at home. The game went into double overtime and ended in a 1–1 tie. 

The Captains scored first, 17 minutes into the game. This lead would come to an end shortly after when sophomore Gillian Slavick scored for the Shorewomen 29 seconds later, assisted by sophomore Rachel Chatfield.

During overtime, the only shot on goal was by the Captains, but junior Shorewomen goalkeeper Noah Smith was able to save it. 

Smith had three saves during the game and senior captain goalkeeper Annalie Buscarino prevented two shots by the Captains. 

“We went into the game knowing they were going to be a really strong opponent and the starting lineup really set the tone for our play for the rest of the game,” Slavick said. “Although we didn’t get the win, it was amazing to see every single player working extremely hard to secure that result against a tough CNU team.” 

This game makes the Shorewomen’s overall record 1–1–1. 

The next and final game for the Shorewomen is Friday, April 16 at the Athey Field. They will be competing against Salisbury University at 7 p.m. The team will also be celebrating their Senior Day during this game. 

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