BC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Recap 9-25


Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

Senior Kaia Richardson posing at media day this past year. The Bridgewater women’s soccer team is currently 5-2 on the year while 1-0 in conference play.

Kevin Tiffey, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va.- Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams had an action packed week starting up conference play. Women’s soccer won with ease against Ferrum while men’s soccer had a tough outing against nationally ranked Washington and Lee. 

Women’s Soccer (5-2, 1-0 ODAC)

Fifth-year senior Hannah Randolph had a historic day on Sept. 24 as she had a goal and two assists, which added her ninth and fourth in program history of goals and assists, all while helping to maintain a 7-0 win over Ferrum.

In the first minute of the game, the Eagles started early with shots from junior Alicia Keo and senior Kia Richardson, but senior goalkeeper for Ferrum, Ali Austin, made the stop on Keo and a defender denied Richardson a chance.

The Eagles were able to score first off of a corner kick from Randolph assisting Richardson. Randolph played a ball in and Richardson was able to connect with a header burying into the back of the net and put it past Austin. 

Not too long after, Randolph and Richardson were able to connect with each other again in minutes 13 and 19. In minute 13, Randolph put a pass on for Richardson, who came off the wing and upped the score 2-0. In minute 19, Richardson put Randolph through and was able to put it in the back of the net to make the game 3-0. 

Then in minute 33, Allison Quick made a marvelous run down the sideline out a cross at the end line to junior midfielder Madeline Bohan who buried and made the game 4-0. 

Senior Madison Crooks sent a long ball in minute 39 to freshman Kendell Garza who was able to take it down and control it and put it past the goalkeeper, Austin, to make the game 5-0 just before halftime.

The Eagles kept going right out of halftime by Keo assisting Garza who scored her second goal of the match and making the score 6-0. 

Senior Lexi Winkler got in on the action by assisting Keo who put on the skill moves to get a shot off and buried a goal and making the score 7-0. 

Bridgewater women’s soccer team is back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 28 as they take on a non-conference game against Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va at 4 p.m.

Men’s Soccer (4-2-2, 0-1 ODAC)

Bridgewater College men’s soccer team lost in a tough match to nationally ranked Washington and Lee 5-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5-0 in their first conference game. 

The Eagles were able to get the first shot on goal of the game by junior Eric Ramirez just after the first minutes of the game. Generals freshman goalkeeper, Will Joseph, was there to make the save. 

The Generals were the first to score coming in at minute eight of the game from a throw up to senior Michael Kustanzira who put it into the back of the net to make the score 1-0.

The Generals extended the lead, making it 2-0 from senior Samuel Bass as he put one past goalkeeper Charles Schweinefuss. Bass buried a shot into the bottom left corner. 

The Generals added another one just before halftime, as senior Patrick Rooney assisted senior Carson Cooley to put one past Schweinefuss to make the score 3-0 heading into halftime. 

The Generals kept the pace by scoring two more times during the game. In minute 65, senior Tyler Smith scored a penalty kick and sophomore Lucas Plasants finished it off by making the game 5-0 in minute 82.

The Bridgewater Men’s soccer team is back in action against Guilford who they host on Wednesday, Sept. 28.