Yeowomen soccer heats up with big wins
The Oberlin College women’s soccer team is on a thunderous roll. They have trampled over their last three opponents.
Junior Kym Buzdygon attributes the team’s victories to a change in mentality: “As a team, we decided we want to change how we think about the game.” This change in attitude has contributed to a victorious showing on the field.
On Saturday the Yeowomen defeated Muskingum College 1-0 in an exciting home victory. The pressure on the field escalated as both teams fought to dominate in the first half.
Oberlin picked up the intensity and came out with a goal by sophomore Leslie Mills. Mills scored from an assist by sophomore Jessica Greenberg with ten minutes remaining in the game.
First-year Kathleen Keating had a solid performance in goal with five saves. Junior and senior defenders Mei-Lin Ha and Laurie stein made sure Keating wasn’t under too much ressure.
“The whole team put in a great effort. The combined forces of Kathleen in goal with Mei-Lin and Laurie really secured the victory,” commented Buzdygon.
On Wednesday the Yeowomen traveled to Ada, Ohio to play Ohio Northern University. Nine minutes into the game, first-year Joelle Sesar scored the first of two goals for the Yeowomen. The goal came on a double assist by Keating and Mills.
Mills put in another phenomenal performance, adding a goal on top of her assist. The goal came in the second half and was assisted by Sesar. Keating brought home 17 saves for the Yeowomen as they cruised a 2-1 victory over the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears.
The squad of fired-up Yeowomen travel to Hiram College for a North Coast Athletic Conference match-up on Saturday. They hope to continue their winning streak and emerge victorious in what Mills refers to as their “turning point.”
“Right now we have two more wins than we did all of last season,” Mills commented Wednesday after the game.
The Oberlin College women’s soccer team currently stands at 5-4-1 on
the season, and with their aggressive attitude, they are looking to move up in
the rankings for conference play.