Christendom’s men’s soccer team came back from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Penn State Mont Alto before the start of fall break, extending their win streak to three games and giving them an overall record of 5-2-1 over the last two weeks of the season. Back at home, the women’s soccer team fell to Potomac State in a close game, while the women’s volleyball team also took a loss to Appalachian Bible.
The men’s soccer team has been on a roll since a daunting 0-6 start to their season, grabbing big wins over Central Penn, Crown College, and Patrick Henry since the end of September. Following an 8-0 win over Patrick Henry earlier in the week at home, the men’s soccer team hit the road for a rematch against Penn State Mont Alto. The team drew Penn State earlier in the season and aimed to grab the win this time — but Penn State began the game with different plans, scoring an early goal on Christendom to take the lead.
Penn State held Christendom back for over fifteen minutes before Joe Madigan finally punched through, tying up the game at the 21:00 mark. Ryan Welch followed up with a goal of his own near the end of the first half, and the two teams’ defenses took control of the game from there. Christendom took eight shots on goal in the second half while Penn State took ten, but the teams’ goalies and defenses played well — with one team coming out on top, Christendom. The team secured the 2-1 victory, raising their overall season record to 5-8-1.
Meanwhile, back at home, the women’s soccer team continued their homestand with a game against Potomac State. October has been tough for the team so far, with losses against Potomac and Montgomery College, and the team looked to bounce back in their rematch against Potomac. That team went up 1-0 on Christendom near the end of the first half, but Christendom evened up the game just four minutes later, thanks to a goal from Megan Lovar.
The game remained 1-1 for the next 45 minutes, until Potomac State finally broke the tie. They ultimately won 2-1, handing Christendom their third straight loss and pushing their record to 6-7 on the season.
Finally at home, the women’s volleyball team looked to follow up their sweep of Washington Adventist earlier in the week with a similar result against Appalachian Bible. Instead, they saw the same result on the wrong side of the scoreboard, falling in straight sets to the team. Their record now stands at 8-10 on the season.
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