XU women’s soccer clinches winning record

By: Danny O’Malley

The Xavier women’s soccer team ended its season this past Saturday with a 2-0 win at Creighton, officially completing the year with a winning record of 9-8-1 and a low conference record of 2-7.

The Senior Day win at the end of the season allowed the Xavier women’s soccer team to produce the first winning record for the program since 2005.

“I give a lot of credit to all of our seniors who put us in a position to do what we did today. We truly have laid the foundation for the future and we have learned a lot from our first season in the Big East Conference,” head coach Woody Sherwood said of the win at Creighton.

The first goal of the game was scored in the 70th minute by freshman forward Tori Doss, notching her fourth goal of the season.

In the 74th minute, two seniors were able to connect for the second goal of the game for the Musketeers.

The play was set up when senior forward Ashton Green was able to find senior midfielder Mariah Whitaker, where she scored from seven yards out.

This was Whitaker’s fourth goal of the season. Whitaker and Doss ended the 2013-14 season tied for the most goals of any Musketeer during the year.

Junior keeper Katie Markesbery was a top talent on the field, recording 12 saves and allowing no goals for the duration of the game. This gave Markesbery a record of 8-8-1 on the season.

In the game against DePaul, the team played well but lost because of an own goal.

“To outplay a very good DePaul team who is third in the Big East was tremendous. We just left too many goals on the field today and were punished for not putting the game away in the first half like we could have,” Sherwood said.