The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team dropped to a record of 3-3-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the MIAC on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The women lost to Concordia College with a final score of 2-0.
“We just played Concordia and Carleton, two of the top teams in the conference. Although both games resulted in losses, we played tough in both games. We are looking forward to matching up against some of the other top teams, such as Macalster and St. Thomas,” Senior Captain Elizabeth Underwood said.
The women’s soccer team has been meeting expectations on and off the field this year. There will be some tough battles against some of the best teams in the MIAC, but the women agree that they can match up to all of them if they can play well enough to reach their potential.
“We have great team chemistry, and it’s fun to play when we all click like that,” Junior Heather Goff said.
The women’s soccer team has established many goals for the rest of the season and are keeping them in mind with the MIAC games kicking off.
One of their goals is to play with what the women call ‘Gustie tempo,’ which means to play with class, pride, and to show everyone that they’re a team to take seriously on the field.
“We are looking to improve our record from last season and to play possession style soccer,” Senior Leah Brossoit said.
“Our goal this year is to have an above 500 record in our conference,” Underwood said.
According to Brittany Chase, the team has a strong defensive line-up consisting of experienced players. She said that the midfielders are strong, and though their forwards are young, they bring a lot of talent.
The women’s soccer team will be hosting College of Saint Benedict at the second annual YUWA Charity Game Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.
“Going forward, we hope that we can get the results we deserve with our hard work, starting with the St. Ben’s game this Saturday,” Sophomore Anna Basil said.
YUWA is an organization that gives girls in Jharkhand, India the opportunity to play soccer and provides them with a safe outlet. The organization encourages the growth of strong girls and women in areas that are plagued by human trafficking and gender inequality. It encourages females to stay in school and provides them with a community in which they are safe.
The Gustavus women’s soccer team supports the organization by raising money throughout the year.
“We would love to have some support at that game, as well as at the silent auction afterwards with items donated by local St. Peter businesses. Aside from that game, we have four other home games left this year that are all great match-ups and should be exciting to watch. We’d love for people to come by and cheer us on, especially at the St. Thomas game,” Basil said.
The women are excited to see where their hard work and ‘Gustie Tempo’ style of play will take them.
“We are looking forward to getting some more hard fought wins and just going out there and playing more games,” Brossoit said.