By Benjamin Shreve
Yellow Jacket Staff Writer
With an overall record of 16-2-2, and 13-1-2 in the conference, the WVSU Women’s Soccer Team is on a hot streak. Beating Concord, the previously sixth-ranked team in the country, was their biggest victory yet. Speaking with a few players about the team, it is clear they have high expectations for the rest of the season. The team and coaches encourage students and staff to come out and support the Lady Yellowjackets as they carry on with their so-far undefeated season.
Emily Hunter, a sophomore transfer student from Ravenswood, is among those who express confidence about the team’s prospects this fall. “I feel WVSU has a contention in making it to the Sweet 16, and possibly to the National Championship this year.” “We have a lot of energy and play well as a team.”
Sophomore Alyssa Deck, from Denton, Maryland, is playing for WVSU on scholarship as a goalkeeper. She agrees the Lady Yellowjackets have a strong possibility of making it to the Sweet 16 this season. Her biggest concerns? Playing the University of Charleston and a rematch against Concord at State on Sunday, Sept. 25 that ended in a tie with a score of 1 to 1.
Alyssa explains that the team is close and very encouraging toward one another. “The Chemistry we have as a team is something special, and this has a huge role in our success up to this point in the season,” she said. For a four-year-old team, WVSU’s success is all the more impressive. The players are fast, aggressive, and have great attributes on both offense and defense, making them well-rounded in every aspect of the game. Home games take place at Lakin-Ray field at Dickerson on campus and admission is free for students. Come out and support WVSU women’s soccer as the team carries on with what looks to be an extremely successful season.