By Lauren Zedlar
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College men’s soccer team were on the road this past Wednesday, Sept. 8, to face the Goucher College Gophers at Beldon Field.
The Shoremen’s first goal was scored by junior Cole Gifford, with an assist by senior Greg Adams. This allowed the Shoremen an early 1–0 lead by the seventh minute of the game.
Senior James Strine scored the next goal of the game five minutes into the second half, lengthening their lead to 2–0. Strine continued to maintain the lead for the Shoremen with his second goal of the game at 10 minutes remaining in the second half.
The Gophers managed to score once with under four minutes remaining. The game finished at 3–1, Shoremen.
The Shoremen participated in the Jimmy Mills Tournament hosted by Haverford College. The Shoremen proved to be successful on the opening day after a 4–0 win on Saturday, Sept. 10 against the Widener University Prides.
Strine scored the first goal, unassisted, for the Shoremen just under two minutes into the match.
The next two goals were scored for the Shoremen by Gifford in the end of the first half and Adams at the start of the second half.
The Shoremen’s final goal was scored by Strine after a free kick that finalized their lead and the score at 4–0.
On the final day of the tournament at Haverford, on Sept. 11, the Shormen faced the Rowan University Profs.
The Profs scored first just under 12 minutes into the first half. No goals would be scored again by either side until the second half of the game.
Adams tied the match after an assist from junior Alex Coster. Four minutes later, Adams would score again, unassisted, to gain the lead against the Profs at 2–1.
The Profs returned with a goal just under four minutes left in the match tying the score and forcing the teams into overtime.
During overtime, the Profs held a 4–1 shot advantage over the Shoremen and scored the game-winning goal with 2:04 left in overtime.
This loss made the Shoremen’s record 1–1 for the tournament and 4–2 for their overall season.
Strine was elected Shoreman of the Week by WC for his performances in the games.
Their next match is their first official Centennial Conference match against Franklin & Marshall. The game is to be played on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. on the Kibler Field.
Last Wednesday, Sept. 8, the WC women’s soccer team faced Washington Adventist University in their third game of the 2021 season.
The Shorewomen led with their first goal scored by sophomore Audrey Flanagen early in the first half. They wouldn’t score again until the second half after another goal by Flanagen, making the score 2–0 in the Shorewomen’s favor.
The Shorewomen continued to dominate in the second half with three more goals scored within 10 minutes of each other. These were scored by junior Lauren Maynor, sophomore Ellen Daly, and freshman Karolina Bocul.
The final goal of the game was scored by freshman Reagan Longridge, making the final score of the match 6–0, Shorewomen.
The Shorewomen played again on Saturday, Sept. 10, versus the Rutgers University- Camden Raptors. The Shorewoman outshot the Raptors 10–8 during the entirety of the match.
No goals were scored initially, which caused the match to go into double overtime in which the Raptors were not allowed a single shot.
Junior Ellie Morrall scored the game-winning goal in double overtime with 35 seconds left in the match. The goal was assisted by senior Erin O’Reilly. The final score ended at 1–0.
The Shorewomen traveled to Stockton University the next day on Sunday, Sept. 12 to face the Ospreys.
The Shoremen had five shots and two corner kicks during the match, but were unable to score any goals. Goalkeepers sophomore Emily Arnold and senior Noah Smith both had two saves for the Shorewomen, but Arnold allowed one goal for the Ospreys in the end of the first half.
This was the only goal scored during the match, finishing the game at 1–0, Ospreys.
The Shorewomen’s record is now 4–1 for the 2021 season. Their next game is taking place on Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. at Salisbury University.
Photo by Izze Rios