Women’s soccer, off to their best start in school history, lost only their second game of the season last week, falling 1-0 to Gordon College on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The women won their first game of the week 6-1 against Becker College at Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 25 to improve to 8-1.
The team suffered their second loss of 2013 on Saturday in a game in which ENC outshot their opponents 13-5, with a 6-2 shots on goal advantage.
Junior captain Jules Speno (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) said the loss was disappointing, but that it helped the team realize their skill and ability to compete with any team in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.
“Regardless of the score at Gordon, as a team, we all knew at the end of the game who the better team was and still is; which is us,” Speno said. “We will be the team Gordon does not want to play come playoffs.”
With seven conference games remaining, the Lions currently hold sixth place in the conference with an 8-2 (1-1) record.
Speno wants the Lions to be recognized as a force in the conference.
“Starting immediately after Gordon, my hope is that we learn from the mistakes that were made in that game, but also that we get that fire under [us] to continue to compete as hard as we can to prove that the ENC women’s soccer team should be feared,” Speno said.
“Overall, as a team we have high hopes to make it to playoffs and take the conference title,” Speno concluded.
Women’s soccer travels to Roger Williams at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 for their third conference game.