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Defending the Hill: A look at the potential of Stonehill Women’s Soccer

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By Amy McKeever

The Stonehill Women’s Soccer team played “with each other and for each other” last season bringing them to NE-10 conference championship victory, Senior Forward Lindsay Gomes said.

 

“We were all so close and there is no doubt in my mind that that is why we performed so well,” Gomes said. “However, this foundation that the seniors last year built is still here this year as we are trying to recreate this environment with our 10 freshman.”

 

This season, the team is trying to rebuild after losing 10 seniors, to ensure they have anther chance at the title. Gomes said one major step the team is taking is working to build team chemistry.

 

“It was the key to our success. Last year we played for each other and with each other. Our hearts were in it.”

 

Seniors Taylor Shannahan and Meredith Moore took over the captain positions for the team. Shannahan said she intends to lead the team to another successful and exciting season.

 

“We are going to come out everyday whether it’s a practice, game or lift and work has hard as we can,” Shannahan said. “We understand the high expectation coming into this season and are excited to reach our goals ahead of us.”

 

Gomes believes the two captains set a good foundation that the rest of the team cam build off of and likely recreate their success from last year.

 

“When the bar is set high, there is no other option but to reach that high standard,” she said.

 

Gomes believes it is things like heart and drive that set them apart from their competitors.

 

The team is now 2-2 in overall standing and 0-1 in Conference standing after winning their first two games against New York Institute of Technology and Nyac College, then falling to Molloy College and The College of Saint Rose.

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