By: Luke Feliciano ~Guest Writer~
The women’s soccer team had a strong performance in match play last week, collecting two wins and a loss.
The victories included a thrilling last- second victory against Northern Kentucky and a close game against Youngstown State, improving the team’s record to 5-2-1.
The Musketeers trailed the Norse 1-0 at halftime after an early goal in the 19th minute on Sept. 6. During the second half, the momentum would shift the opposite direction.
Five minutes into the second half, junior forward Kenadie Carlson had the equalizing goal, her first of the season. The goal was assisted on a cross from sophomore Samantha Dewey. The game remained at a deadlock until the waning seconds of play when junior Skylar Groth got an open shot from inside the box, netting the game-winning goal with just 11 seconds left.
Following a nail-biting last-second victory, the Musketeers faced off against the Duquesne Dukes on Sept. 10.
Xavier allowed two first-half goals and never recovered from the early deficit. They eventually lost 2-0.
The Musketeers hoped to end their week on a positive note on Sunday, as they traveled to Youngstown for a matchup against the Penguins.
Xavier took the advantage late in the first half when senior Tori Doss scored her third goal of the season via an assist from Dewey. After Youngstown State tied the game right before halftime, Dewey gave Xavier the lead 10 minutes into the second half with a header. The Musketeers were able to secure a 3-2 victory.