(Defiance, OH) Defiance College’s Women’s Soccer team hosted the Transylvania Pioneers during homecoming weekend in yet another HCAC matchup for our Lady Jackets. The Pioneers traveled from Lexington, Kentucky, coming into the game with a record of 3-6-2, while our Jackets came in with a record of 1-8.
DCWS had a pretty eventful day, even prior to the game starting. Two of their very own players were represented on the Homecoming Court. Whitney Webb represented the sophomore class while Kassie Memmer was one of the nominees for Senior Homecoming Queen. Congratulations to those two!
They continued this momentum with a very evenly matched first half. The game was a grudge match the whole first half, neither side budging on who was going to allow the first goal. Both sides were able to put together good runs, and move the ball well, but stellar defense and excellent by both goalkeepers held the match at 0-0 for the first half.
Defiance finished the first half with 2 shots on goal, while the Pioneers were able to muster 9 shots, all which the keeper, Madi Bowman, was able to knock away. The second half was not as well for the Jackets though.
Transylvania was able to strike early in the second half, sneaking two shots past the keeper. The first came in the 50th minute, and the second came shortly after in the 52nd minute. Defiance attempted to fight back, putting 5 more well placed shots on goal, but just could not find the back of the net.
After the game, we caught up with sophomore Lauren Oglesbee, who stated this, “The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal. Nothing will break our bond, no matter what the outcome. Even though we lost, nothing will break our bond we have with one another.”
The Lady Jackets continue with their conference play against the Earlham Quakers on Wednesday, October 11th at home at 3:30 PM. DCWS would love the support, and if you see someone on the team, wish them good luck! Go Jackets!
Written by Zac Bires