Women’s soccer continues rough season, adding loss from American University

The Lafayette women’s soccer team (2-7 overall, 0-3 Patriot League) lost 4-3 to American University on Saturday, Sept. 25. Action initiated in the opening minutes, with American scoring just a minute and 31 seconds into the match when American freshman midfielder Brooke Steel snuck a shot past Lafayette junior goalkeeper Natalie Neumann.  Neumann was credited […]

Women’s soccer loses battle against Boston University

The Lafayette women’s soccer team dropped its first Patriot League game to Boston University (BU) 2-1 on Sept. 18 at Nickerson Field. “The practices leading up to [BU] were more about keeping our legs fresh, while also implementing some game-type scenarios and intensity to model the real game,” junior goalkeeper Natalie Neumann said. “Ultimately, this week […]

Freshman defender Gretchen Waechter named Patriot League Rookie of the Week

Gretchen Waechter, a freshman defender on the women’s soccer team, was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after tallying her first career point with an assist during their win against Saint Peter’s on Wednesday and scoring her first collegiate goal during a win over NJIT. The Sea Cliff, N.Y. native started in both contests […]

Unconventional senior seasons brings freshmen recruited during condensed seasons

Two of the most crucial high school athletic seasons for the class of 2025 were disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Leopards are looking into their futures on campus with impressive accolades behind them and four years as student-athletes ahead of them. Most of the student-athletes moved in a day before the start of […]

Women’s soccer comes up short against Holy Cross

The Lafayette women’s soccer team suffered their first loss of a shortened season at the hands of Holy Cross last weekend, 2-1. The Leopards now hold a 0-1-1 record with just four games remaining before the playoffs.  “It’s definitely difficult to balance the changing schedules,” said sophomore forward Melissa Lamanna. “Normally, we would have around […]

Seniors Kissell and Saldivar named to preseason All-Patriot League team as women’s soccer readies for spring season

The Lafayette women’s soccer season hasn’t even started yet, but senior forward Krista Kissell already feels like she’s scored.  For one, the season is actually happening this spring after all fall competition was suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, giving Kissell and the team’s other seniors one last shot at a deep postseason run.  But […]

Women’s soccer earns spot in conference tournament, makes quick exit with quarterfinals loss

The Lafayette women’s soccer team earned a spot in the Patriot League Tournament with a win over Boston University (BU) last Saturday, but their bid was short-lived as they lost in the first round to Loyola Maryland on Tuesday.  The team completed a late comeback when sophomore midfielder Riley Dowd and junior midfielder Sophie Saldivar […]

Women’s soccer fighting for playoff position after tie with Holy Cross

The Lafayette women’s soccer team faced Holy Cross on Monday and earned a conference point with a 1-1 tie after two scoreless overtime periods. The game was initially scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but play was halted in the 56th minute after steady rain created unsafe field conditions. Per NCAA rules, stopped contests that have not […]

Women’s soccer defeats Colgate in overtime after junior forward Krista Kissell’s golden goal

The Lafayette women’s soccer team earned a 2-1 overtime win last Saturday over conference opponent Colgate, with junior forward Krista Kissell scoring the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute. It was the second consecutive overtime game for the Leopards, who battled to a 1-1 tie last Wednesday at Navy.  With the win, the team’s overall […]