Women’s soccer advances to semi-finals
By Sarah Laughna , Staff Writer
On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Gettysburg College women’s soccer team competed in a hard fought battle for the No. 1 seed in the Centennial Conference playoffs. Unfortunately for the Bullets, Johns Hopkins came out on top at the end of the game, recording a 2-1 victory on the road.
Gettysburg (12-5, 8-2) scored first in the game with a goal by
Junior Tobi Goss. The shot came from 23 yards out after a pass from First-year Melissa Seinder, who had brought the ball up the left side of the field. Goss had two shots in the game.
Both teams went scoreless for the remainder of the first half.
Gettysburg College goalie, First-year Eliza Gray, kept the team in the game as Hopkins had eight shots on goal during the first half.
At the 70:17 mark of the game, Johns Hopkins Junior forward Kelly Baker tipped in a loose ball to the left side of the goal to even up the score at one goal each.
Both teams would continue to bring the ball up and down the field only to continue to come up short on multiple shots on goal.
Gray made a total of six saves while the Johns Hopkins goalie made a total of two saves during the game.
At the 80:03 mark in the game, John Hopkins scored the final, and game- winning, goal of the night. Junior Christina Convey made a free kick which Sophomore Emily Nagourney headed into the goal to give Johns Hopkins the win.
With the win, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays came out on top of the Centennial Conference, earning the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs. A first-round match between Muhlenberg College and Swarthmore College will determine who the Blue Jays take on in their semi-final match-up.
“We were very disappointed not to win the regular season and host as that was a big goal for us this year,” Head Coach Matt Garrett told GCC&M.
“However, we need to remember all of our main objectives are still attainable and we get to play again which is something we love to do.”
The Bullets beat the Fords 2-1 in regular season play and the victory ended a three-game losing streak to Haverford.
Gettysburg earned the second seed in the tournament and will be looking for their first title in eight years. Gettysburg will face Haverford in the semi-finals of the conference playoffs in a 2:30 matchup this Saturday, Nov. 3, on the road.
The conference championship game is set for Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.