By: Matthias Baudinet
This past weekend the GMC women’s soccer team recorded its first win of the season against Bay Path College. After losing in overtime sudden death in the previous game, Green Mountain was eager to finally put a W in its season record. With lots of freshmen starting the game, the lady eagles were able to use their fresh, young talent to edge Bay Path at the dying moments of the game.
Both teams had numerous shots on goal, and both sets of goal keepers were kept busy throughout the entire game. The GMC and Bay Path goal keeper both had 11 saves. According to the post-match review, Green Mountain dominated most of the game but nevertheless could not get a goal past the Bay Path keeper until the 89th minute. Learning from their previous game, where the eagles lost 4-3 in the last minutes of overtime, the lady eagles were not about to go through another tragic lost.
Enduring all the mental and physical challenges that can overwhelm a player during a 90 minute game, the lady eagles persevered and struck late to clinch their first victory. The above photograph shows the pure joy and ecstasy that the girls felt when Maegan Laymon blasted her shot past the Bay Path keeper after freshman Rebecca Girouard played her teammate a lovely assist.
The bus ride home must have been a happy one for the GMC girls. Indeed, after the girls got back on campus, I saw some of them in the library and their ecstatic faces when they told me that they had won really showed me how much this meant to them. This win will really give the girls momentum and confidence going forward.
The girls play again this Wednesday on the road at Clarkson College at 5pm. Hopefully the lady eagles will be able to get another win, and follow in the steps of the men’s team in achieving back-to-back victories.