Women’s Soccer Looks to Continue Strong Preseason, Hosts Knox College Next

Senior Eileen Koppy dribbles the ball against Lakeland College. The Blue Jays went on to win the game 9-0. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER ATHLETICS.

Senior Eileen Koppy dribbles the ball against Lakeland College. The Blue Jays went on to win the game 9-0. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER ATHLETICS.

BY BEN CAMPBELL

STAFF WRITER

The Westminster women’s soccer team is off to a 2-1-1 start after a 0-0 tie to College of the Ozarks Friday afternoon. They have three more preseason games before they open up their conference season against Fontbonne Sept. 26.


The Lady Blue Jays are averaging nearly three goals per game and taking an average of 21 shots per game. The early season success can be attributed to training sessions, as well as team chemistry.

“Coach Jen loves team building exercises to make our relationships stronger,” Gracie Koonce, ’19, said. “Our coaches strategically design certain trainings to target the areas and situations we need to improve.”

Moving forward, the Lady Jays have bigger aspirations than just a strong start.

“Our ultimate goal is to win the conference tournament and move onto the national tournament, Abby Rockers, ’18, said. “We have so much potential this year – It’s just a matter of putting it all together.”

First-year and transfer students have played a huge role in the early season success.

“They’re already making their mark on our program, especially on the offensive attack,” Rockers said. “The dedication and passion they have for the game is unmatched.”

The Lady Jays’ next game is Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. when they host Knox College.

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