By LJ VP LaFiura – 1851 Contributor
On Saturday afternoon, Taylor Field played host to the women’s and men’s soccer’s senior day. The women had the first game and took a tumble to Johnson and Wales, losing 3-1.
Johnson and Wales displayed a dominant show of possession during the early portion of this game, giving them the opportunities to make things happen inside the box. During the fifteenth minute of play, junior Jordan Restivo found sophomore Olivia Cairrao inside the box to pop the ball into the net for the opening goal. They scored another on a difficult shot by Restivo several minutes later; her tenth goal of the season.
The second half saw the Lasers control a little more of the ball, but Johnson and Wales still managed to get out to a 3-0 lead after a goal by sophomore Angelina Carrion. However, that did not stop the women’s soccer team from fighting to control the ball. This led to a long shot from outside the box by junior Bobbi O’Guin to put the Lasers on the board.
The game was ultimately stopped with a minute remaining after a collision near the goal. With the 3-1 loss, the women’s soccer team lost their second game in October, their fourth loss this season.
Before the game, the women’s soccer team took the opportunity to honor their graduating class. This season included four seniors; forwards Maddie Burke and Serena Speight, defender Rebecca Berringer, and goalkeeper Angela Sanzari. They also honored three graduate students with eligibility remaining; Narissa Libby, Erin Petrocelli, and Korynne Provenzano, as well as junior Alex Lorenzo.
The women’s soccer team will travel to Simmons University to play their next game against the Sharks.