Lady Lions Back on Track
After their previous game against SUNY-Canton (a 0-5 loss) where the Lady Lions simply could not get in their groove, this week's conference game against St. Joe's=Brooklyn would prove to be an important test. How would the young Lions team respond to their previous game's shortcomings? Unfortunately, they did not get off to a good start and opened the game in a very sluggish and uninspired fashion. They found themselves down 0-1 after a miscommunication between keeper, Victoria McAlister, and midfielder, Voleak Sroeung. That seemed to be the wake-up call they needed, however, as they started to come alive after that unintended goal. The Lady Lions picked up their tempo and intensity level and ten minutes later sophomore, Caitlin Essex, put her corner kick into the top right corner of the goal to tie the game 1-1. Just 90 seconds passed and junior, Caroline Craddock, dribbled 30 yards and put one in the back of the net for a 2-1 halfime lead. After a halftime chat with coaches about the importance of staying focused and playing with urgency, the team roared out in the second half. Craddock struck again just two minutes into the half for a 3-1 lead and seven minutes later freshman, Genesis Castrellon, made it 4-1. Essex and Castrellon would each add an insurance goal for a 6-1 victory. McAlister made two saves in goal and the TKC defense allowed only 4 shots, two in each half. They now stand 2-1 in the HVIAC Conference and 5-3 overall with two big conference games coming up this week against Yeshiva and Berkeley.