All three of Christendom’s fall sports teams are roaring into their final regular season games over the next few weeks, with each team looking to finish with some of their best records ever. The men’s and women’s soccer teams, along with the women’s volleyball team, have played incredible seasons thus far, receiving high national rankings from the USCAA in the process.
Going into their final home games this week, each team has posted victory after victory this fall, including against NCAA Division II and III schools.
Over homecoming weekend, the men’s soccer team secured their spot as one of the best teams in the nation, winning 4-0 against in-state rival Patrick Henry College. The victory, after defeating NCAA Division III Gallaudet University last week on the road, marked Christendom’s eighth victory this season, raising their record to 8-1-1.
Christendom’s domination on the soccer pitch has earned it the fifth best record in the nation, with the USCAA ranking the men’s team the seventh best in the U.S. with three games left in the season. In individual leader statistics, Christendom’s James and Sean Salmon, both brothers from Ireland, sit #5 in goals and #2 in assists respectively.
The women’s soccer team, which held the best record in the nation before suffering their first loss to Washington Adventist University last week, is in the midst of one of its best seasons ever as well. Led defensively by goalie Madeline Hill, who holds the fifth best save percentage in the nation, the Lady Crusaders have achieved five shutouts so far this season, with strong offense coming from Bryn Burgess and Anne Nelson.
The Lady Crusaders soccer team currently holds the fifth best record nationally with a 5-1-1 record, according to the USCAA.
On the court, the women’s volleyball team has climbed up the USCAA standings over the past few weeks, now holding an 11-6 record. Before this past weekend’s tri-match, which saw a tough loss to West Virginia Tech but a victory over Appalachian Bible College, the Lady Crusaders held an impressive 18-1 record in their last nineteen sets, many of those accumulated on the road.
Led by senior Bridget McMahon in kills and freshman Johna Fackler in service aces, the Lady Crusaders have revealed an incredible determination and endurance on the court, particularly in their close to five hour-long tri-match victories, resulting in the eleventh-best record in the nation.
The men’s soccer team will play their final home game today, October 12, at 5:00 pm on Crusader Fields, facing #3 ranked University of Maine-Fort Kent. Both the women’s soccer and volleyball teams will play their final home games on Thursday, October 15, with the soccer team taking on conference rival Central Penn at 5:00 pm on Crusader Fields, and the volleyball team taking on cross-town rival Lord Fairfax CC at 8:00 pm in Crusader Gymnasium.
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