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WWC women’s soccer vs. St. Andrews College game summary

The Lady Knights from St. Andrews Presbyterian College drove from Laurinburg, NC to play the Warren Wilson on a cool afternoon on the mountain field. St. Andrews Presbyterian College is a NCAA Divsion II school — the highest division that we play. Stats show that they took 18 shots to our 4; their goalie stopped 2 shots on goal. Shannon Waldron and Emily Holzer's. Our keeper, freshman Rachel Schonberg's debut in goal, made eight wonderful saves. They scored in the thirteenth minute and in the sixty third minute.

At the end of the game, the Andrews girls had two, WWC had none.

What the stats don't show is really what a close game it was. Wilson played with all the spirit plus some, scrambled some players around in new positions in the second half, and made the Eastern North Carolina Presbyterians work for everything they got.

Stats also do not reflect the number of breakaways–forwards running past the opposing defense and going one on one with the goalie. Serena Shah, Laura Cohen, Sadie Adams, Sarah Gaskin and Shannon Waldron left the defense in a cloud of smoke thirty yards out and took on the keeper, but the sainted keeper was fast off her line and came out of her box hard and stopped each one…this time. She has been paying attention the last 15 years at goalie camp. St. Andrews warmed up three keepers, so I thought maybe we'd wear her out, but she hung tough.

Speaking of stats, if you look at the St.APC web page, they already have a statistics program for soccer which covers numbers of shot attempts,corner kicks, shots to goal percentage, penalties, and ATTENDANCE. The web page boasts 120 in attendance year to date. Now this is not something we usually write down, but since it is important to them, we'll give a shout out to our fans, the family that Christy Barron babysits for, two families of players (all the way from Georgia and Washington State) and half of Serena's dorm . They had sticks. And yelled a loud and often. We love fans.

Christy had to yell at the middle aged women fans rooting for the saints. They were yelling mean things to our owls and cheering every time their girls fouled us–Christy turned to the crowd, opened her arms, looked them in the eye and said, "You're soccer moms!"

Thanks Christy. And thanks as always go to our amazing hard working defense, with Ellie Amani (freshamn from Guatemala City), Emily H. who usually plays front line, Sadie on a stint in the midfield, Amanda Williams with a great game on the mid wing, and regulars Amy Wo Wo Wochoski, Bangasser the Power Ranger, Mel Rasta Janarelli, Amy hickup Witt and Sarah Roller Derby Gaskin.

Ninja of the game goes to Lauren Bangasser from Vashon Island, Washington who, in the heat of the play, from the Sweeper position (last one back) did an incredible full forward kamikazi roll, came up to her feet and still won and cleared the ball.

Pictured are midfielders Amy Witt (Junior from Cinncinati Ohio) and Shannon Waldron (junior from Chicago) doing what they do best in the midfield–kicking butt and taking names.


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