Men’s and women’s soccer finally returned home this weekend, putting on a show for the college’s Homecoming Weekend with back-to-back wins against Potomac State. Meanwhile on the road, women’s volleyball suffered their first loss of the season against Hollins College.
After two weeks of road games, Christendom finally returned home on Saturday for only their second home game of the season. Playing in front of their home fans, including alumni visiting for Homecoming Weekend, gave Christendom just the boost they needed after a 1-2-1 road trip. Mark LaRochelle continued his dominance on the field, putting Christendom up early with back-to-back goals, while Aganze Nkere scored his first goal of the season near the end of the first half to put Christendom up 3-0.
Potomac began to rally in the second half, shutting down the Christendom offense while putting up two goals of their own. Christendom’s staunch defense was able to hold things down from there, however, giving the men’s soccer team a 3-2 victory and their second win of the season.
The women’s soccer team looked to keep their momentum going at home after a weeklong road trip which saw them go 1-1. Quickly, Christendom star Christine McLaughlin put the college on the board, scoring the first two goals of the game within seconds near the midway point of the first half. Annie McGraw scored her first goal of the season unassisted near the beginning of the second and the defense held it from there, giving the women’s soccer team a 3-0 victory — their third shutout of the season.
On the road, the women’s volleyball team looked to keep their win streak alive against Hollins University. Christendom dropped the first set to Hollins but came back strong to win the second, with Hollins then winning the third set. The fourth set proved to be the toughest and most hard-fought of the day, with Hollins ultimately needing 26 points to win — handing Christendom their first loss of the season. Claire Mense and Agnes Wingate performed well in the loss, with Mense scoring 13 points and Wingate scoring 11.5.
Men’s soccer will next play McDaniel College at home on October 5, while women’s volleyball will play Hagerstown at home on October 6. Women’s soccer will play at home against Hagerstown on October 9.
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