Hawks fall, but remain confident

Mia Pantano, Herald Reporter

Bristol, R.I. — Roger Williams University’s Women’s Soccer fell short in an offensive contest against the Bridgewater State University (BSU) Bears, 5-4. It was a difficult loss, but head coach, Tim Moody, is confident in his team’s ability and anticipates a positive record. 

From the moment the whistle blew, it was a battle for momentum. The Bears began the scoring within the first five minutes. Shortly after, the Hawks responded with a beautiful goal by senior forward Leah Yucius. The Hawks would score again in the first half from a header off of a corner kick. The Bears responded with another goal with 18 minutes remaining in the first half, but senior forward Bianca Robbins would push the Hawks ahead at halftime with a breakaway goal, leaving the score 3-2. 

Five minutes into the second half, freshman midfielder Julia Robbins would score off a rebounded save, further extending the Hawks lead, 4-2. Unfortunately, this would be the Hawks final goal of the game. Despite a tremendous defensive effort, the Hawks could not regain momentum. The Bears would score three goals in the second half and top the Hawks with a final score of 5-4.  

“We got in a great position, 4-2 up. We have good players and we are a good team, we just didn’t finish them off. We have a lot to take away from today’s game. In the end, it’s a learning experience”, Coach Moody said.

Despite the trying loss, Coach Moody has great confidence in his players. “We have a lot of very talented players. We also have a lot of new players on the team. Even with our ups and downs, I think at the end of the year we’ll have a good record”, he said. 

Coach Moody and the Hawks are ready to work in preparation for their next matchup. “We expect to be better. We have talked about what we need to work on and we expect to win the game”, he said.  

The Hawks will face their next opponent Curry College.  

They currently have a 4-6 overall record.