Saussol shines, Golden Eagle women’s soccer fails to score in two weekend PSAC matches

With one game left in the season, the Golden Eagles posted a tie this past Tuesday at Mercyhurst 0-0.

This brought Clarion to a record of 3-10-2 on the year and also marked its final road game of the season.

The team was also in action this past Saturday, when it traveled to Indiana and ended up losing the contest 1-0.

Head coach Sean Esterhuizen elaborated on the loss. “I thought we outplayed them but they ended up getting the key goal; we are a young squad and are still working out some things.”

Senior goalkeeper Laura Saussoul played well in both games, stopping 20 of 21 shots in 180 minutes of play.

Esterhuizen praised his goalkeeper on her play this season. “I always knew she was good from what I had heard about her prior to me coming here, but some of the saves she has made this season have been off the charts. She is one of the best keepers I have ever had the chance to coach.”

Chipping in shots for the Golden Eagles against IUP were freshman Stephanie Lias and sophomore McKenzie Sheesley.

Putting up shots in the the Mercyhurst game were sophomore Stephanie Sikora (four) with sophomore Rhiannon Fowler and freshman Anna Chamberlin each with one.

The Golden Eagles’ next game will now be their last as they face Gannon at Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m..

It will be senior night.

Head coach Sean Esterhuizen said “We had tremendous team chemistry this season, the girls worked very hard all year. This is a very young team, and we are going to build on what we did this season and get stronger and stronger as a unit.”

“As we become more confident and comfortable with one another, the games we lose 1-0 will become 1-0 wins next season.”

With the playoffs not in the picture this season Esterhuizen doesn’t plan to change his game plan at all for senior night.

“Nothing will change; we are going to stick with the same formula we have had all season. I believe that we are going to go into the Gannon game firing on all cylinders.”

Senior night will see off several impact players for the Golden Eagles including  Sassoul, Casey Harsch, Autumn Rosenberg and Katie Chambers.

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