Peyton Williams, Sports Writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women’s Soccer Team of Emory & Henry College remained busy over the past couple of weeks.
While most of the students went home for fall break, the Wasps stayed on campus to attend to athletic responsibilities. Those responsibilities included three key home Old Do- minion Athletic Conference games against Bridgewater College, Guilford College, and Sweet Briar College.
The Wasps’ first game of fall break was a home game against ODAC-powerhouse Bridgewater. The Wasps played quite well, falling by a final score of 2-0. The Wasps were led by freshman defender Skylar Wall and sophomore Ashley Love. The duo each had two shots as well as a shot on goal from junior Gillian Hogg. Junior goalkeeper Kieran Liseski played the full 90 minutes, making seven saves in goal.
The Wasps returned to Fred Selfe Stadium on Wednesday, October 4 to host Guilford College. The teams played a double over-time game of 110 minutes but were never able to get on the scoreboard. Although the Wasps outshot Guilford in both halves, they were not able to find the back of the net. Once again, junior goalkeeper Kieran Liseski played the full game and posted four saves. Senior mid elder April Yopp led the Wasps with four shots, two of which were on target.
The Wasps’ final game of their three-match home- stand was last Saturday, October 7th against Sweet Briar College. E&H dominated the game all day long, winning by a jaw-dropping score of 10-0. The Wasps put the pressure on from the open- ing whistle, scoring six goals in the opening 18 minutes of play. Senior forward Christina Ameen opened the scoring on a beautifully assisted pass from freshman Taylor Vizconde. Just 36 seconds later, junior forward Gillian Hogg added a second goal. Vizconde added her first two collegiate goals in the next nine minutes to push the score to 4-0. Sophomores Graysen Barrs and Makayla Carter each added a goal to make it 6-0 by the eighteen- minute mark. Sophomore Catherine Martin scored the last goal of the first half, giving the Wasps a 7-0 lead at the break. Freshmen Kelci Horner and Sadie Burton each added second half goals before Martin would add her second on the day, finalizing the score at 10- 0. Senior goalkeeper Kayla Wright started the game and made one save before
freshman Kaela Schlevensky came off the bench in the second game to finish the game and seal the shut-out. The Wasps outshot the Vixens 33-1 on the day.
When asked about the overall stretch of games, freshman defender Skylar Wall stated that the team played really well against Bridgewater. She then explained that the game against Guilford was a good game, “but even though that we tied, we should’ve won.” Wall went on to describe how the game against Sweet Briar was a big building block for the Wasps. She stated that their superiority allowed the Wasps to “use them as practice and try things that we normally wouldn’t do.”
The Wasps travel to Salem High School on Wednesday, October 11th to take on Hollins University. With such a crucial game and such a great opportunity to earn vital points in the ODAC, the Wasps have hit the ground running this week in practice. Senior captain Madison Vaughn stated that the team has had “two 6:00 A.M. practices this week to prepare” for Hollins University. A win against Hollins can boost the Wasps up the ODAC table and put them in contention for making the postseason tournament. Kickoff is set for 6:30.