By Stephanie Norell and Lauren Hickey
Stephanie and Lauren here again. We think we should rename Labor Day weekend as Eastern's weekend, considering every fall sport won! That's an awesome feat, hope we can continue doing that!
As far as women's soccer goes, we went 2-0 in a very successful first outing. Our first game, against tough opponent Westfield State University resulted in a tight 1-0 victory, with the goal being scored early in the second half. It was quite a feat that the defense held off their attack for the rest of the half, so hats off to them!
On Sunday, in the championship match, we faced Roger Williams University, a perennial NCAA team. It was a tough match, especially considering both teams played only 24 hours earlier. With all goals once again scored in the second half, Eastern pulled out a hard-fought 3-1 win! All the goals were the result of either a corner kick or combination plays, and that definitely shows that our entire team is getting involved in the attack. Having 11 people work as one cohesive unit on the field for 90 minutes is difficult, but we are working hard to be at that point.
Stay tuned for next weekend's double-match tournament, where we face Montclair State University and Vassar College at host Manhattanville College!