The women’s club soccer team wrapped up their season at home this past weekend against Michigan Tech and University of Illinois at Chicago.
The ’Cats pulled off a strong win over Michigan Tech on Saturday Oct. 20, dominating the time on attack to their 3-0 victory. The ’Cats held Tech to under five shots during the entire game as they were maintaining possession in Tech’s zone for nearly the whole game.
Freshman defenseman Brooke Dotts felt that the team played consistently with efficient team effort.
“We did really well, we passed the ball really well and we communicated as a team very well,” Dotts said. “We were just playing off the ball that just made everything work.”
Dotts felt that her first year playing soccer with the ’Cats was competitive but enjoyable to be a part of the club.
“We did pretty well this year. I am happy about the outcome of this year,” Dotts said. “We are losing a couple seniors after this year so we’ll need to build on getting offensive players and work on little things to improve all together.”
The team had only played at home three times, prior to their season opener against Loyola on Sunday, Sept. 9. The team had previously traveled to play against seven teams before playing their last two games at home.
The ’Cats followed their Saturday win by coming up short to UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) during Sunday’s game that came down to the wire.
The ’Cats lost to UIC 1-0 but midfielder Elizabeth Wolak felt that they dominated the entire game.
“First half we dominated along with second half. They had their good runs, and I would like to say we were a step ahead,” Wolak said. “We dominated left and right. It was an unlucky game and I thought we played really well.”
The ’Cats kept attacking and assisting each other for opportunities that didn’t fall through. Wolak felt that the team needed to be efficient on offense and capitalize on key opportunities to score.
“We had so many shots that could have been goals. We were just nearly missing them; the shots were there but just not on target. We do play really well together we just need to continue to attack the ball and get on track for next season,” Wolak said.