Senior night for the Clarion Golden Eagles didn’t go quite as planned as the team fell short to the Gannon Golden Knights 4-1 this past Saturday night.
The players who finished their careers as Golden Eagles were Nikita Bonnell, Katie Chambers, Casey Harsch, Autumn Rosenberg, Laura Saussol and Kathleen Warner.
Going into the final game of the season, the Golden Eagles’ ultimate goal was to send off the seniors with a victory and also to play spoiler to the Golden Knights by eliminating them from the PSAC playoffs with a Clarion victory.
For the Golden Knights, senior Justine Rodrigues scored the first goal of the contest during the 24th minute.
The goal came during a play when Golden Eagle freshman forward Aaliyah Odom fell on the offensive side of the field.
Junior Mani Brueckner found Rodrigues on the play ,and she delivered the ball right through the net passing Golden Eagle.
The score stayed at 1-0 going into the half.
However, it didn’t stay that way for long.
Gannon junior Becca Albert scored the second goal of the night.
The goal was also assisted by Brueckner.
During the 67th minute, Clarion senior Casey Harsch was able to find a way to get the ball inside the net.
The goal was unassisted and gave the Golden Eagles momentum for a few minutes during the contest.
In the 70th minute, the Golden Knights were able to get yet another goal.
Sophomore Bethany Perri took a shot, and it went through Saussol’s hands and into the net.
That goal deflated all of the Golden Eagle’s momentum that they received from Harsch’s goal.
Rodrigues was able to put the Golden Eagles away during the 82nd minute with the final goal of the contest that put the Golden Knights up 4-1.
The Golden Eagles finished their season with a 3-11-2 record.
“Even though our record isn’t the best, we still were able to fight every game this season and were able to give 100 percent effort every time we stepped on the field. I’m proud of our ladies, and I’ll miss the seniors.” Alissa Spencer said.