Women’s soccer team: ‘Win or go home’

Matt Ciampaglio, Correspondent

This year’s Wilkes women’s soccer team are in a “win or go home” situation as they head into the playoffs to face Eastern University on Nov. 2.  The Colonels are 11-4-3 as they head into the playoffs with very high hopes

The Colonels have already faced Eastern this year when they played them on the road in an intense game which ended up in a 0-0 tie. That tie appears to have given the Lady Colonels a lot of confidence as they head into this monumental game.

“The girls know they can play with Eastern, along with the rest of the teams in the playoffs,” said assistant coach Becky Barritt. “We tied them on the road and we felt like we should’ve won that game. Now that we’ll be at home we definitely feel like we have the advantage.”

The Colonels have been led this whole season by their leading scorers Alicia Roberts and Katy Fissel. Roberts and Fissel have been responsible for a combined 15 goals thus far.

What has also made this year such a successful one for the Lady Colonels has been its tremendous defense. It has set a new record for most shutouts in a single season.

The Colonels have gotten better every year the past three years. They went 6-11-2 in 2010 and 8-6-3 in 2011, and look to add a playoff victory to their resume this year as well. Whatever happens in the playoffs, the Colonels truly feel like they have succeeded in many of their goals this year.

“These girls have really earned all of the success they have had this season,” coach Barritt said. “It’s been their dedication, selflessness, and team play that has made this season a special one, no matter what happens in the playoffs. Going 11-4-3 while also finishing second in the conference and making the playoffs as well is something they should definitely be proud of.”