Soccer concludes season at home, fall to Bloomsburg University, 2-1

Joseph Lillard – Sports Editor

Clarion women’s soccer season ended this past Saturday at home.

Unfortunately, it ended with a 2-1 loss to Bloomsburg on Senior Night.

Bloomsburg opened up the scoring with a goal at the 12:47 mark in the match.

Clarion retaliated with a goal of its own.

Senior Alissa Spencer notched her last goal for the Golden Eagles at 32:44.

Alexa Stubenrach gained the assist on the goal off a corner kick.

For a large portion of the remaining time, the score froze at 1-1.

Bloomsburg hammered the nail in the coffin with a goal time stamped at 81:25.

Krista Mosi stopped three shots, and Brigid Stermel halted one of her own.

Both ladies allowed one goal apiece.

Spencer offered her thought on her last game as a Golden Eagle.

She said, “I thought that we had great moments during the game, and in the first half we really had them on their toes. As far as the second half goes, I thought midway through the half they picked up the momentum and we tried to keep up but fell a little short. I’m still proud of my team and how we played.”

Spencer has seen a lot with the team, and she summarizes her time on the team.

“The team has truly transformed into something completely different from when I started here. The team has always been very strong and had a great bond, but especially this year I’ve really been able to bond and get to know everyone on the team and that’s been nice. It’s been great to watch everyone improve over the years and really connect on and off the field.”

When the whistle blew on Saturday night, the Clarion’s soccer team took its curtain call.

This means that its sights gradually shifted from the seniors and all they have done for the team to next season.

What are somethings the soccer team will focus on in the offseason?

“I think going into the offseason, the team will get back into weightlifting and fitness and also work on other fundamentals like touches.”

Though its record wasn’t the best, Spencer pointed out some positives from the season.

“I think going into the season we all had great chemistry on the field since we had almost a full returning starting line, so that was something that coming into the season looked great.”

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