Lady Lions Soccer Drops Match Against SUNY-ESF
The women's soccer team faced SUNY-ESF on September 24th and lost 8-0, despite a hotly contested first half. The match, played on south side of Randall’s Island, began 15 minutes late. The first half opened with the Lady Lions in a 4-5-1 formation with Kara Simmons ('19) at goalie. Simmons had fourteen saves with seventeen shots on goal in the first half. The majority of the half was played on King’s own side of the pitch, defending against SUNY-ESF drives.
Kathryn Brooks ('20) and Stephanie Cantarero ('20) each had two instances Albeit the number of shots on goal, countless other attempts were foiled by the back line. Kathryn Brooks ('20) and Cantarero each had two instances of defensive prowess and sent SUNY-ESF back to midfield. Throughout the half as well, Rebekah Lambdin, who played goalie in last weeks game, started at forward. She pushed solo drives across midfield towards the opposing goal. Although no shots on goal, Lambdin contributed an outstanding effort for her team. The half would end with the score two to nil in favor of SUNY-ESF.
The second half opened with a new goalie but with the same energy. Ann Marie Carlson ('19) replaced Simmons as the keeper for Kings in the second half. Carlson picked up right where Simmons left off by contributing twelve saves to hold off the SUNY-ESF. Much like the first, the second half was played primarily on King’s own side of the field. Cantarero frustrated the opposing offense as she impeded on three shot on goal attempts. Offensively, freshman Allison Degnan led the charge, assisted by Lambdin, as she controlled the ball when it crossed midfield. The half ended with a final score of 8-0.
Postgame, Coach Dave Foy was pleased with his girls showing, adding that the score is never a focus but rather“[our] performance and how we represent the school.”