The Wilkes University women’s soccer team may only have three games left in the regular season, but the postseason is right around the corner for the Colonels who are currently 2nd in the MAC conference. With a record of 9-4-2 overall and 3-1-1 in conference play, they are honing in on their goal of making playoffs and finishing 2nd in the MAC.
The Colonels are feeling confident as they finish up the season and head into the playoffs.
“We definitely know we can play with the teams that are going to be in the playoffs, we just came off a 2-1 loss, which was a close game to Misericordia who are seeded first so we just have to bring our A game,” sophomore midfielder Katie Hughes said.
Misericordia was nationally ranked for that game, and the Colonels had a 1-1 tie with them until the 85th minute when the Cougars scored to escape with the victory.
Strong leadership from Katy Fissel and Erin Donnelly has been one of the reasons the Colonels have been so successful this year.
“Katy Fissel has been our captain for the last 4 years and she has always been very consistent. Erin Donnelly has stepped up to be a captain this year and has proved herself,” Hughes said.
Scoring has also been important for Wilkes this season and some of that offensive firepower has come from sophomore forward Alicia Roberts.
“Ally Roberts had a really good offensive season, she scored a hat trick in the Widener game,” Hughes said.
Freshman goalkeeper Kate Mahoney has played a big part in the team’s consistency this year.
“She (Mahoney) has really stepped up this year. Our team set a new record for shutouts so she has really been having a good season,” Hughes said.
The Colonels play their last game of the season on Oct. 27 at King’s College, a rivalry game. The Colonels will use that game to build momentum as they head into the playoffs, where they will look to make a run.
Wilkes women’s soccer will be having a Think Pink game Tuesday, Oct 23. The game will be
held at Schmidt Stadium at 7 p.m. Fissel is hoping this game serves to highly their strengths this season.
“We’ve been having a great season we need to finish strong on our last few games, no matter how we finish I’m still proud of the team,” player Katy Fissel said.
With two conference games left, the Lady Colonels are ready to wrap up their season. The Oct. 23 game against SUNY Courtland is their second to last game and also helps out a good cause by bringing attention to Breast Cancer awareness month.
Assistant Coach Becky Barritt said it’ll be a good game to watch.
“The girls are having a great season and put up a lot of tough fights not only should this be a good game but it’s for a good cause, also it should be fun,” Barritt said.
Breast Cancer awareness month that is going on all October. Everyone is encouraged to come out and watch the Lady Colonels play for this cause.
The soccer team is also selling Play for a Cure shirts. The shirts are $12 and all the proceeds go
toward helping fight breast cancer.