Women’s Soccer week-in-review: Schumacher shines, Gators go 2-1
Last Saturday, Sept. 13, Gator Women's Soccer traveled to Tacoma Community College (2-6-0) for a matchup of North versus West.
Both the Gators and the Titans failed to find the back of the net in the first half and went into halftime deadlocked at 0.
In the 68th minute, Tacoma's Itzel Orozco struck first, making it 1-0 Tacoma. The goal was assisted by Marie Reyes. After a Tacoma own-goal the game was all tied up at 1. Kennedy Schumacher (Puyallup High School) scored and gave the Gators the lead for good. The game winner was assisted by Nicole Goldingay (Thomas Jefferson High School). Molly Lambert (Del Norte High School) also added 14 saves.
Women's soccer then played host to Lower Columbia on Sept. 17 at Wilson Playfields. The Gators possessed the ball for most of the first half but failed to take advantage of their opportunities. It wasn't until the 93rd minute that the Gators finally scored and took the lead for good. Schumacher got her fourth goal in three games and her second game winner in as many games. The game winner was assisted by Brandy Sinclair (Auburn Riverside High School). Molly Lambert had a quiet day with one save but recorded the clean sheet, her second of the season.
The Gators played host to Olympic College Sept. 19, at Wilson Playfields. This tightly-contested battle went down until the final minutes when Molly Lambert came out of the goal to stop the Olympic attack but was unsuccessful as Evelin Marcial (Bremerton High School) passed to Emily Wilkins (South Kitsap High School), who scored her twelfth goal of the season in the form of a game winner. The Gators had 13 shots on goal but couldn't put it in.
The Gators improved their overall record to 5-4-0 and 3-4-0 in league. They have 9 points and sit in 5th place. The Gators will travel to Shoreline Sept. 27 for a 5:30 p.m. start time in hopes of getting back on track in a critical North matchup.