Crusader soccer had two well-fought victories on Tuesday and Wednesday night, with the men’s team shocking league rival Washington Adventist 4-3 and the women’s team shutting out Trinity University 1-0. With the wins, the men’s and women’s teams improved to .500 records for their seasons.
With their 4-3 win on Tuesday night, the men’s soccer team defeated Washington Adventist for only the second time in school history, making the victory that much sweeter for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders kept pace with the high tempo of the Shock throughout the game, with James Foeckler giving the team their go ahead goal in the first half — one of two goals Foeckler would score in the game. In the second half, the Shock came out flat, allowing Pete Day to score his second goal of the game and raise the lead to 4-1.
The Crusaders defense, led by center back Alex Forst, played strong in order to keep the lead. In the second half, Washington Adventist kept battling and scored twice on the Crusaders goalie, but they held on for their second win of the year.
On the women’s side, they hit the home turf of Crusader Field for the first time this season, after coming off a tough loss to Alfred State in their season opener. The Lady Crusaders came into the game with a fresh determination that showed on the field, fighting hard for multiple shots on goal in the first half.
With the game tied at 0-0, both teams continued their battle in the second half, struggling to gain goal-scoring opportunities due to stiff defense. While the Lady Crusaders defense held Trinity to only two shots on goal, Christendom’s mid-field tallied up seven of their own, with Gemma Youngman dramatically scoring the go ahead goal in the 87th minute for the win. The victory marked the first win of the season for the Lady Crusaders, and continues their ongoing undefeated streak at home from last season.
The men’s soccer team will next play at Patrick Henry College on Saturday, September 17, at 3:00 p.m., preceded by the women’s soccer team at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit christendomathletics.com.