Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey in Action

 

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Women’s club soccer players ready to play in a tournament match. Photo retrieved from Lynchburg Women’s Club Soccer Instagram Page.

Caitlin Dorsch ~ Co-Editor in Chief

     March represents the height of the club sports season.  

     Many teams at the University of Lynchburg have competed in tournaments recently, including the club women’s soccer and field hockey teams.  

     Since the beginning of their spring campaign, the women’s club soccer team has won one match against the University of Mary Washington team by a score of 2 to 0 on Sunday, Feb. 9.  On Saturday, Feb. 22, the team tied 1 to 1 against a Virginia Beach City FC team of all age groups.  

     Unfortunately, they were not as successful this past weekend at the Virginia State Tournament, competing against two Division I opponents, the College of William and Mary (0-2) and East Carolina University (1-4), and familiar rival, the University of Mary Washington (0-2).  

     “As the season progresses, we have continued to expand our skill set through conditioning sessions throughout each week and technical work in every training session.  The team’s constructive and positive attitude has allowed the team to bond together both on and off of the field. The team is having fun together, and it is this enjoyment to play soccer that helps us all give that extra inch for the benefit of the team. We are excited and eagerly preparing ourselves to take on any opponent that we face, no matter what division level the competition is,” said third-year outside midfielder Schuyler Rowe.

     Some other teams, including the club field hockey team, are preparing to get started.  After five straight losses (Sunday, Sept. 15 against UVA and Liberty University and Sunday, Sept. 29 against High Point University, Clemson University, and the University of Georgia), the team has been working hard to change their luck.

     “After having a break after last semester, we have a fresh drive going into the season.  We are ready for new challenges and new growth that we will encounter throughout this current semester.  We have been working on our stick skills, as well as our bonding as a team to increase our game. We will be competing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. on Friday, March 22 to kick-off our spring season,” said fourth-year student and Vice President of the University of Lynchburg’s Club Field Hockey team Sasha Terry.

     Please come out to support your fellow club women’s soccer team at home on Shellenberger Field on Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m. (noon) against Christopher Newport University and on Sunday, March 29 at 12 p.m. (noon) against Longwood University.

     Please contact the Director of Club Sports, Ben Smith, with any questions regarding club sports at sports@clubs.lynchburg.edu!