Highlights From Men’s and Women’s Soccer Games

Delaney Crawford, Sports Editor

Women’s and men’s soccer teams both opened up their hectic weeks with games on Wednesday Sept. 5. The men’s team had a clean sweep that started with a home game tie against Randolph. Sept. 8, the men played at home and won 3-1 against Cairn. On Sept. 9, they traveled to Goucher and defeated them 3-0. The women’s team took home one win out of their three away games this week. They fell to Catholic in the second half of their game on Sept. 5, 6-3 but then came back out at Immaculata on Sept. 8 and won 3-0. Rachel Knoebel, goalkeeper, got her first start and shutout of the season. Sept. 9, they fell 2-0 to St. Mary’s Md. The men’s team not only took a sweep of no loses this week, they also swept up the MAC Commonwealth weekly awards. Clay Smith received offensive player of the week and Danny Castillo received defensive player of the week. Knoebal, along with gaining her first stats of the season, also picked up defensive player of the week. Sept. 8 was a day of first for our Blazers with two players getting their first collegiate goals. Danny Castillo, junior goalie, scored his first goal off a penalty kick and Colby Painter, freshman, scored her first goal in the women’s win over Immaculta. When asked how she felt about scoring so early in the season as a freshman Colby said, “It was a great feeling being able to get my first career goal, but it was even better that we got it as a team and were able to come out with a win.” Be sure to come out and support our blazers as they begin to tackle another week of soccer.

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