Future Bright for women’s soccer
On November 3, the Assumption Women’s Soccer team traveled to Manchester, NH to face Southern New Hampshire for a place in the 2017 NE-10 Championship Game.
The Penmen of Southern New Hampshire came on the attack early in the game, putting eight shots on the Hounds’ defense in the first period. However, the Hounds were able to find the back of the net first on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Ania Spina in the 36th minute.
The Hounds took a 1-0 lead into the half and kept it until the 82nd minute when Southern New Hampshire senior forward/midfielder Trisha Luis scored on a high shot to tie the game at one.
From there, the game went into overtime, where the Hounds played good defense, fending off three shots by the Penmen to force a second overtime period.
In the second overtime, there were only three shots total: two by Assumption and only one by SNHU, but neither team could hit the twine.
So then the game went to penalty kicks to decide who gets to have a chance to fight for the NE-10 title. In a heartbreaking loss, the Penmen outscored the Hounds 5-4 in penalty kicks to go on and get the win by a final score of 1-1 as SNHU outshot Assumption 26-10.
The Assumption Women’s Soccer team fought hard, but came up just short in what ended up being their final game of the season. When asked about the game, head coach Grace Barnard was “very proud of the way this team played” and commented how “we played with a lot of heart.”
Even though the Hounds lost this one, the future looks bright for the program as they begin the process of preparing for the offseason.
David Pepin, a junior, studies English. He is a Copy Editor for Le Provocateur.