Clarion women’s soccer traveled to Kutztown on Saturday, Oct. 8, where the Golden Eagles experienced a 3-0 loss against the Golden Bears.
During the game, Clarion was being sprayed with shots from the Golden Bears. The keepers for Clarion did well, blocking many of the attempts on net from the opposing team. Krista Mosi, a goalkeeper for Clarion, made five successful saves. During the second half, Brigid Stermel slapped away three of the shots. However, that was not enough to stop Kutztown.
Of course, Clarion would try to score some points during the game, but all attempts were denied. Marina Kelly fired on net against Kutztown’s goalkeeper Jenna Bracken, but the shot was unsuccessful. In the second half, Rhianon Fowler also attempted to shoot for the goal, but unfortunately missed the net.
The Golden Eagles have experienced a number of losses during the season so far. With each loss, the team strives to become better. Sophomore Veronika Noyszewska explained how the team handles these types of situations. “I think we’re definitely putting more pressure on ourselves as individuals, because we all know that we’re much better than what the scores have been saying.” The team manages to stay very optimistic during tough losses like these. “We always look to strive from our challenges and focus on what we did well. Therefore, we try to perfect what we’re good at and fix what we’re bad at regarding upcoming games.”
Noyszewska would go on to explain how the team is going through several different changes to help improve their tactics. “We’re going through lots of different formations and numerous people are being moved from position to position.”
The Golden Eagles will continue its season on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when they face Slippery Rock at Memorial Stadium, and Shippensburg shortly after that on Oct. 15.