Agathe Vanmassenhove || Sports Reporter
The women’s soccer team finished 4th in their conference with 20 points, after finishing their regular season with a tie against Washington College (final score 2-2) this past Saturday. After a good season with 10 wins, 4 ties, and only 2 losses, the Dips showed great effort throughout the season, and look to keep their momentum going into the Centennial Tournament.
The team was hot off of their commanding 2-0 win against Gettysburg, shutting out their opponent, and playing great offense. The game got off to a quick start with a majestic shot from outside the box right in the left corner of the goal by Mikaela Timmermans (#10), who took the opening chance without hesitation, made even more impressive by her role as a defender. Right before half-time, Alison Francis (#2) made it even more painful for Gettysburg by scoring the second goal. The teams then locked each other out for the rest of the game, with strong defense from both teams.
Overall, Coach Sumoski’s player’s did a great communicating with communication, allowing them to trust each other and to keep their composure throughout the game. Whether responding to a Gettysburg offensive attack or working towards their opponent’s goal themselves, the players remained calm and methodical and played strong team soccer. With a victory awarding the Dip’s three points towards their Centennial Conference Tournament seeding, the team was able to hold on to their record.
F&M’s only losses this year came against the top two teams in the conference, Swarthmore and Johns Hopkins, with 25 points each. This shows the consistency of the team, demonstrating creativity on the field, and grit throughout the season. The team fought hard for their #4 seed, positioning themselves well for an exciting post-season run, hopefully leading to a championship for the team.
Sophomore Agathe Vanmassenhove is a Sports Reporter. Her email is email@example.com.