On November 6, 2019, my collegiate soccer career at the University of Lynchburg came to a close, losing in the quarterfinals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament by a score of 1 to 4.
To be completely honest, it was so weird for me the first few days that we were back from winter break. I did not know when I was going to see my soccer family again. I was worried about how much I would be able to see them since I know how busy the off-season spring schedule is for all fall student-athletes.
After disappointing results during their first season with the University of Lynchburg’s women’s soccer team, the first-years are excited to start of the spring semester and season off strong. The players refuse to allow the same result, a quarterfinal loss in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship, to stop them from success in their next three regular seasons.
Forward, Lindsay Grady, says, “This past year has been a time to learn from our mistakes and move forward to be stronger, better, and more of a family than ever. I’m excited to move into the spring with a positive attitude as well as create new team chemistry.”
On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the University of Lynchburg Women’s Soccer team won their second consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship by defeating Virginia Wesleyan University by a score of 3-0. The Hornets started off strong when Senior Forward, Caitlin Mertens scored off of a breakaway within the first five minutes of the first half. Then, Redshirt Senior Forward and Captain, Hannah Olds scored the next two goals, both assisted by Mertens.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, Lynchburg College’s women’s soccer team began their journey to find their way back to a National Title. It has been three years since they brought the first National Championship win home to LC and two since they have made it past the second round. This year, the Lady Hornets continued tradition and took the game’s “inch by inch” and made it into the sweet sixteen.Continue reading “Inch by Inch”→
This past weekend, the Lynchburg College Women’s Soccer Team won the annual Shellenberger Classic, which was hosted at LC. This year the three other teams alongside LC were Salisbury University, Wheaton College and Roanoke College.