By Nicole Strauss, Contributing Writer ||

Although the Diplomats women’s soccer team put up a good fight against the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays, they were unable to come back from the two goals made in the first half of the game.

“Last night we experimented with players in new positions and adjusted our formation as the game progressed, which was the highlight of the game,” said Adrian Glass ’15, Midfielder.  “I think we played with great energy and intensity throughout the game.”

The ball was consistently on both sides of the field for the first half of the game.

Although the Blue Jays scored two goals towards the beginning of the first half, the Diplomats fought hard. At the end of the first half, the Diplomats began to put the pressure on Elizabethtown, building the hype for the second half.

“The essentials to the game were all those plays that we manage to pull together as a team even when times got hard in the field,” said Jeanette Berlanga ’17, Midfielder.

The second half of the game was filled with strong passing and effective communication.

Even though the women were unable to come back from the two goals scored in the first half, the Diplomats held their own and played some tight defense.

“We have the potential as a team to score goals; it’s just the attacking part that becomes conflicting at times,” Berlanga said. “I’m looking forward to winning games and being able to reach our ultimate goal of being conference champions. These past games have been tough, but we are not looking back, simply looking forward for what’s to come.”

“I’m looking forward to our conference games beginning next week and our team becoming a dangerous threat to the rest of the Conference,” Glass said. “We know we have the capability to do that, and now we just have to perform at our best.”

F&M has a full schedule of games and an exciting road ahead, as the team’s next 12 games include many in the Centennial Conference.

The next game is against Misericordia University on Sept. 17 on Tylus Field at 7:00 p.m.

Senior Nicole Strauss is a Contributing Writer. Her email is