Women’s football ends the season, but the men take part in the tournament – The Elm
By Lauren Zedlar
Elm Staff Writer
On Saturday, October 30th, the Washington College men’s soccer team traveled to Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field to face the Dickinson College Red Devils. This was the last regular season game for the Shoremen.
The winner of that game took second place in the 2021 Centennial Conference Tournament for men’s football.
Senior James Strine became the first player in the 35th
The Red Devils tied the game 1-1 before half-time began.
Eight minutes into the second half, Junior Cole Gifford scored another assist from Gwadz. That goal put the Shoremen ahead of the Red Devils 2-1, who would be the end result of the game.
Gifford was named Shoreman of the Week for his game against the Red Devils.
The Red Devils had two more chances to score in the second half, but both were unsuccessful.
The Red Devils made five shots with no corners while the Shoremen made 16 shots and had five corners.
According to the WC Athletics website, this marked the first time since 2006 that the Shoremen beat the Red Devils and finished 11th.
The Shoremen’s Conference record is now 6-2-1 and the overall record is 11-4-1.
This win puts the Shoremen in second place in the tournament game. In the semifinals of the tournament they will face Franklin & Marshall College. The game will take place on Friday, November 5th at 7pm at Kibler Field.
On Saturday October 30th, the Shorewomen also traveled to the Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field to face the Red Devils.
This game marked the Shorewomen’s regular season finale for the 2021 season.
At the start of the game, the Red Devils had an opportunity to score but were blocked by senior goalie Noah Smith. Shortly thereafter, rookie Emily Morris also had the opportunity to score for the Shorewomen, but was blocked by Dickinson’s goalkeeper.
The game went goalless into halftime.
In the 57th minute, the Red Devils found the net and scored their first goal of the game. Less than five minutes later, the Red Devils scored another goal and extended their lead to 2-0.
With only 11 minutes left, the Red Devils scored another goal and secured their victory over the Shorewomen. The game ended 3-0.
Smith had three allowed goals and eight saves.
The Shorewomen shot four shots and had a corner kick, while the Red Devils had 17 shots and three corners.
“Saturday was definitely a disappointing end to the season for everyone, but I’m really proud of the effort we all put in on Saturday and throughout the season,” said Senior Peri Bertolami. “We didn’t always get the result we wanted, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort.”
This was the final game for Seniors Erin O’Reilly, Bess Mascone, Keelie Verbeek, Smith and Bertolami.
Photos by Grace Hazelhurst