ABOVE: Cecilia Alverez, senior midfielder, dribbles the ball down field. The Lady Builders fell 0-2 at home to Friends in the season finale. (Taylor Rodriguez/Staff photographer)
By: Mallory Graves
The final game of the season was played on a chilly Tuesday at Southwestern College by the women’s soccer team, with a loss of 0-2 against Friends.
For most of the game both teams were evenly matched. Their shots by periods, saves by periods, fouls and corner kicks were all within a point of each other.
For the seniors, many tears were shed, because it was their last college game to ever be played.
Kryslyn Henderson, freshman defender, was sad about the turnout of the game, but was happy to spend the last moments on the field with all the seniors.
“It is just a matter of working hard and not giving up,” said Henderson. She said some key plays that were made during the game were by Rachel Sanders, freshman defender. “I loved the corner kicks made by Rachel. She had an awesome game.”
“This game was an opportunity to get all the seniors in for their last game of their college career,” said Head Coach Joe Wood. “The girls played hard, but we just did not have the best game.”
“I am proud of our team, and all we have accomplished. We worked very hard, but knowing that it was the senior’s last game made it difficult, as well,” said Henderson.
Mallory Graves is a freshman majoring in communication. You email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.