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Victory Over Cabrini Bright Spot In a Rough Start

Emily Cole and Alondra Cervantes celebrate a goal.Erica Engle | Sports Information Department

Emily Cole and Alondra Cervantes celebrate a goal.

Eastern’s women’s soccer team started the season 2-5. They lost their first two home games of the season to Dickenson College and Arcadia University. However the Eagles had two very impressive road wins so far this season.

They scored an impressive six goals against Rosemont College, as they blew out Rosemont 6-1. They also had a big win across the street at Cabrini. They beat the Cabrini Cavaliers 3-2 in a close nail-biting game. Those two road wins give this team a reason to be optimistic despite their 2-5 record.

The women’s soccer teams tough schedule might be a contributing factor to their 2-5. They played the number 2 team in the nation, Messiah College, and lost 8-0. Even though they have a 2-5 record there are still reason for 12th year veteran head coach Dan Mouw, who helped coach his team to a Freedom conference championship in 2011, to be optimistic as his soccer team gets ready for conference play., there have been quite a few players who have put up some very impressive stats in the team’s first seven games.

As of right now, Emily Cole leads the team in goals with 4 goals. She also leads the team in shots with 12 shots this season. Courtney Davis and Emily Roquemore both lead the team in assists, with 3 assists.

Luckily for the Eagles, they have not started conference games yet. Winning games early on in conference play would be a good way put this 2-5 record behind them. It will be interesting to see how they play when the conference games start.

Eastern has a tough schedule coming up. After their home game against Lebanon Valley College they play four straight road games. If they look to compete in the Freedom Conference performing well on those four road games could go a long way.

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