Women’s Soccer loses season finale, finishes 5th in North Division
The 2014 season for the Women's Soccer team was filled with many ups and downs, unfortunately more downs than ups.
However, the Gators found a way to celebrate on Wednesday by honoring their seven sophomores who played in their final game in a Green River uniform.
The seven sophomores got the start in the season finale against Whatcom, including the recently injured Danielle Gibbs. In the end, the Gators fell to Whatcom by a final score of 1-0, but it seemed as if the team came together more than they ever had despite the loss.
In the 3rd minute, Goalkeeper Molly Lambert received a yellow card after slide tackling an attacker on a would-be scoring opportunity. The free kick sailed high of the goal and the Gators escaped the threat. In the 50th minute, Lambert received another yellow card right outside the box; those two yellow cards resulted in a red card and Lambert was ejected from her final game with the Gators.
Sophomore defender Alyssa Eng took over in the goal and made a couple of very nice saves. However, just one minute after Lambert's ejection, Whatcom found the back of the net and it was all Whatcom needed in a 1-0 victory.
The Gators had three shots on goal taken by Brandy Sinclair, Alexus Yantzer and Anna Marie Merrell but were unable to score.
The Lady Gators will return 13 next year, including leading scorer Brandy Sinclair (9 goals). They finish the season with an overall record of 6-13-0.