The Emory & Henry Wasps women’s soccer team headed off Thursday for a long trip to Marymount University for the Marymount Invitational. Set to face Chatham College on Friday, it would be the first meeting ever between the Chatham Cougars and the Wasps in women’s soccer.
The game began a little differently than expected. The Cougars got out to an early 1-0 lead just two minutes into the game. After some time, the Wasps defense was taken by storm by Cougar Megan Sieg who then added 3 goals in seven minutes to devastate the Wasps in the first half.
The second half saw some turnaround for the Wasps, in part thanks to the tough goaltending from E&H Junior Kayla Wright and the strong defensive line of the Wasps. However, the Chatham Cougars won the game. This was the Wasps’ first loss of the season.
The Emory & Henry Wasps of women’s soccer then went up against the Marymount University Saints. The Wasps had faced the Saints three prior times before the match, with Marymount taking the last two victories.
In the first half of the game, both teams struggled to
score. Once the second half got underway, Kylie Egan of Marymount managed to put one home from the top of the box. The Marymount Saints went on to score another point and the game resulted in a 2-0 defeat of the Wasps.
“The defense played well, but we just couldn’t score,” said a member of the Emory & Henry women’s soccer team. “We weren’t pushing up together.”
“The first half was a letdown,” another said about the Chatham game. “In the second half we didn’t give up a goal, but we had no movement in the middle.”
The Emory & Henry Wasps will have another chance at victory when they host the Ferrum Panthers next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
– Nathaniel Tager