Women’s soccer win streak ends at three but no cause for alarm

Rowan women's soccer team beats Rutgers-Newark 4-1, in an important NJAC matchup on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 -File Photo / Jaryd Leady

Rowan’s Women’s Soccer team’s season undefeated streak came to an end this Sunday.

In a 1-0 overtime loss to Washington and Lee University, forward Emily Leding scored the first and only goal of the game in the 93rd minute. 

Coach Scott Leacott cited the lack of depth they have compared to the previous years. 

“The only difference we have from this year to previous years that our depth is lacking,” Leacott said. “And it showed this weekend, we were playing in 92, 93 degree heat and back to back with two overtime games, so it really didn’t play into our strengths very well.”

But this loss shouldn’t overshadow the Profs’ emphatic start to the season.

Their record, which is now 3-1, has been held up by a very strong defensive unit that has only given up two goals all season. 

“The defense has been everything,” said sophomore goalie Bristol Pizzuto. “Without the defense we wouldn’t have the record we do.”

Pizzuto, herself, has played a key role in the team’s success with 10 saves this season already. 

When asked about the loss on Sunday, Pizzuto said that the team is ready to learn from that game but move on and focus on the next one. 

“We have to keep on looking forward, keep on working hard,” Pizzuto said, “In tough back-to back overtimes, it is a lot of wear and tear on our bodies, but look at the positives, we did make it to overtime and fought as hard as we could. We take what we learned from what happened and keep on moving forward with it and focus on the next game instead of the past game.”

The Brown and Gold are back at it against Alvernia University in Reading, PA Wednesday night and they’ll be back home this Saturday for a 6 p.m game against Johns Hopkins University.

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