The women’s soccer team concluded its 2014 season with a 1-0 loss against conference opponent McNeese State Sunday. The Wildcats end the season with eight wins, nine losses and two ties.
The Cowboys jumped out early in the 38th minute on a corner kick that would end up being the lone goal of the afternoon.
“A negative from Sunday’s game is that we could not get an attack together, and the wind played a factor in the goal scored against us,” redshirt freshman Leslie Snider said. “We weren’t able to get into any form of offensive rhythm and it hurt us.”
Despite being outscored, the Wildcats recorded more shots on goal during the game, 6-2, and kept the Cowboys on their side of the field for most of the second half. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Dombrowski gave up a lone goal on the two attempts by McNeese.
“We were definitely making our game way too hard Sunday,” Snider said. “We did not build any kind of attack and wasted every chance we got really. McNeese did pressure us pretty high, but the second half they didn’t have any attack against us. We pressured their defense the entire second half, but could not get a goal in.”
The Wildcats took on Lamar Friday afternoon at Shotwell, and they came away with a 2-0 victory. Sophomore Natalie Throneberry and Snider registered a goal apiece, Throneberry’s coming in the 44th minute, and Snider’s in the 56th minute.
“Every line of our formation played their part well and we played consistently for the majority of the game,” Snider said.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Dombrowski finished the game with five saves, pushing her season total to 52 saves in 13 games. The goal was Throneberry’s second of the year, and it was Snider’s third of the season.
The Wildcats ended the season with a 5-4-2 conference record, good enough for fourth place in the final conference standings.
“It was better to end the season 1-1 than 0-2 like last year,” Snider said. “It would have been nicer to beat McNeese and send our seniors away with a win in their last game. But we all played hard and that’s all we ever ask of each other.”