When it seems as though the women’s soccer team has played their best and are due for a stumble, they impress us yet again. The Lions came out of this week unscathed, holding steady in their undefeated season.
Their first game this week was against Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham on Thursday. Coming off of a series of victorious tournaments the previous few weekends, the team was ready to hold off their opponents this week.
The first goal for the Lions came from senior forward Allyson Anderson and was assisted by sophomore forward Korrie Harkins with 26:16 remaining in the first half. Next, it was senior forward Jessica Davila’s turn to score, and she did so with 1:06 left in that first half. Anderson had one final goal in the second half of the game, helping the College attain its fifth win of the season with a 3-0 victory.
And so continues the Lions’ shutout season. They had a total of seven shots on goal.
“It feels great,” Anderson said about the win. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished so far, scoring goals, preventing them and just working together and getting closer as a team to help bring us one step closer to our goals.”
With one win under their belts for the week, the team was looking forward to a promising game against Ramapo College on the weekend. This was the opening game of the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
With only 7:34 gone in the first half, junior forward Katie Lindacher scored the College’s first goal. Lindacher is the team leader for scoring with five goals so far this season.
Junior midfielder Sloan DePiero then scored on an assist from Lindacher. At 7:33 into the second half, Lindacher stealthily scored again, being assisted by sophomore forward Jordan Downs.
Sophomore goalie Kendra Griffith saved two shots from Ramapo and continued her shutout streak. Freshman forward Kendal Bernardini had a great game as well, having one shot on goal, as did freshman midfielder Taylor Lusardi.
“The freshmen are coming along and really picking up on our style of play quickly,” Lindacher said. “With our deep roster, positive attitudes and all the work we’re putting in, there is no doubt we can keep this winning streak alive.”
The College won 3-0, wrapping up another dominating week. They had a spectacular 14 shots on goal in the game.
The wins kept the Lions undefeated at 6-0 on the season, and they look for their No. 17 ranking to continue to rise.
This coming week, the Lions are at Richard Stockton College on Wednesday and are home against Montclair State University on Saturday.