Womenís soccer continue road winning streak

With two more wins tacked on in just three days, the Wooster womenís soccer team is setting a blistering pace for the season.† With a record of five wins no losses and one draw, the Fighting Scots are certainly not wasting any time establishing themselves as a major competitor in the North Coast Athletic Conference.† They were ranked No. 7 in Division III just this week for their outstanding form. Over the weekend the Scots found the net three times to secure a win over Bethany, and kept the ball rolling with a 2-1 win over Mt. Union on Tuesday.

Much was said at the beginning of the season about the youth of the squad and how the lack of collegiate experience may pose a threat to the squadís success throughout the term.† The first-years have shown that they are more than able to cope with the pressure.† The beginning of the stages of the season has seen a multitude of goals and steadfast keeping from many of the younger ladies on the squad.

A prime example of this is Paige Piper í13, who opened the scoring against Bethany on Saturday.† She stayed composed in an early set piece to head home a corner from captain Chantal Koechli í10 whose outstanding performance this season is leaving fans eager for more.† Koechli continued her seemingly omnipresent role this season assisting another first-year Erin Davison í13 who got on the score sheet just two minutes before the interval.†† The Scots were not content to stop at two points and Mary Riney í12 got involved finding the net late in the second half off of an assist from Davison.

The Scots held on to complete the game with a score line of 3-1 thanks to an inspiring performance from first-year keeper Michele Ring í13, who had four saves.

The Scots kept their momentum going on Tuesday as they edged past Mt Union to advance their unbeaten streak to six games.† Riney wasted no time getting on the scoresheet, snaking past defenders and beating the keeper for an unassisted goal scoring her second goal in as many games.† The Fighting Scots dominated the game offensively with eight shots to Mt. Unionís two.† Even so the Purple Raiders managed to pull level just after the break.† The Scots pushed on however and took the lead in the 65th minute with a brilliant link up of first-years.† Davison scored her second goal in a Wooster uniform assisted by fellow classmate Kendal Wong í13 showing yet again that the younger players of the squad are not to be taken lightly. Woosterís defense closed their ranks and forced Mt. Union to surrender to a 2-1 defeat.

The Scots have a busy weekend in store for them with their next two matches coming in close concession with a game on Saturday against Albion College and then facing Kalamazoo College on Sunday.†† If they can manage to keep their current form we can only expect bigger and better things from this team.