Women’s Soccer prevails over Army for a Senior Day victory

 

For the eighth straight game, the women’s soccer team was victorious in its match against Army, securing the No. 2 seed for the Patriot League Tournament. The game marked the finale on the Bison’s home turf for the season, and the last time the seniors will play on their home pitch. In her final match at home, Madison Loos ’16 secured the win for the team with her second half goal to make the score 1-0.

The first half of the game was tight and highly competitive, with both teams struggling to pull ahead. Not long into the second half, the Bison emerged with an energy that put them up on the board.

“The most important part of the game was the way we came out second half. It’s always important to press a team from the first whistle but we took advantage of the second half kick off and really kept the pressure on them,” Loos said. 

In the 50th minute of the game, Cora Climo ’17 and Alexis Gannon ’17 were able to string together a set of passes to get the ball to Loos, who was positioned off to the right. Loos took the opportunity to fire a shot towards the far post, resulting in the winning goal for the Bison.

“I felt relieved to score that goal,” Loos said. “Army was putting a lot of pressure on us and it was good that we could put one away and win that game. It was awesome to score in front of my family and friends for my last game on Emmit field!”

As the eighth straight win, this game marked a new record for the Bison, making it the longest winning streak in program history. This win is the fifth straight shutout for the Orange and Blue, highlighting the team’s strong defensive efforts.

Looking ahead, the Bison have secured the No. 2 seed for the Patriot League Tournament, which guarantees them a first-round bye.

“We are focusing on ourselves and our game,” Loos said. “A lot of preparation has come to this moment and we are thrilled to be where we are right now. The team is full of energy and this week is going to be a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun.”

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