Opening day for women’s soccer was a hot, no, very hot day. The Warriors took the field at 4:00pm against the Rams as the sun beat down.
Both teams played to a stalemate in the first half.
The teams took the field again after a much needed break for halftime. Then it was game on!
The Rams scored the first goal, but the Warriors responded not long afterward with a goal of their own!
The game went back and forth; up and down the field.
Both teams put the ball on goal.
But the ball just would not go in.
The final was a 1-1 tie.
East Stroudsburg University faced West Chester University in a double-header softball game Monday afternoon. West Chester is on a roll this season, but ESU played tough and was definitely stingy on defense. Each game was close: 3-1 and 3-2. Plays at the plate, like this one above, kept the games close and within reach.
Gritty defense and a willingness to get dirty are key components of a strong defensive effort. They say that defense wins games. Not always, but it sure does help!
Allowing only 6 runs in 14 innings against West Chester was a huge effort for this scrappy team. Solid defense kept them in the game and only one hit away from turning the tide the other way. This may have been Opening Day for Major League Baseball, but these women put an equally exciting game on the field today!