Over the weekend, Christendom’s varsity soccer teams played scrimmages against local Patrick Henry College, with the men’s team winning 2-0 and the women’s team nabbing a 7-2 victory.
The scrimmages marked the second time that Patrick Henry and Christendom have faced off this semester, as each college works to give its student-athletes opportunities to compete in this significantly revised athletic season. On Saturday, the Lady Crusaders grabbed their second win against Patrick Henry with a final score of 7-2. Sophomore Christine McLaughlin stood out on the field, scoring four goals for Christendom. Players Samantha Stahl, Martha Blank, and Maria Vicente also each scored a goal against Patrick Henry.
The men’s team followed suit, with the Crusaders ultimately winning 2-0. Mark LaRochelle scored a goal, with James O’Reilly scoring the other goal assisted by Joe Madigan.
While official games are postposed for all varsity teams, Christendom’s student-athletes have still been able to practice, build strength, hone skills, and play in scrimmages, such as the ones held on Saturday. Christendom’s athletic department is treating the fall as an extended pre-season with bolstered conditioning and ample access to trainers. In addition, scrimmages have given athletes at least some time on the field and court.
On Saturday, the rugby team had an intra-squad scrimmage, and the volleyball team had a player/student scrimmage as well, giving both teams some playing time.
Coming up, the men’s and women’s cross-country team will run in a meet at Kernstown. The volleyball, soccer, and rugby teams will also have student vs. alumni scrimmages as well in the coming weeks.
At this time, scrimmages are closed to the public. For more information about Christendom’s teams, visit the athletics website.