For athletes, there is no greater rush than playing a game well. It makes the early morning practices, the hill sprints, and the sore muscles all have a purpose. There is something about playing on a team that really brings out the best in people. When you look at the scoreboard and know?whatever the end result is?that you have played your hardest, it all makes sense. This is everything you have worked for?it?s the reason you pushed through all those tough practices.
The Lady Crusaders played against Gallaudet University on Tuesday, October 11th.
Coming off of a disappointing loss to Johnson and Wales, the Lady Crusaders were determined to play a game with power and precision.
The Lady Crusaders played their first home game of the season with a face off against Trinity University on Tuesday, September 13th.
The game started off with a vigorous fight from the Lady Crusaders as they possessed the ball on the field and created multiple opportunities to score.
The Lady Crusaders went on the road again for their season opener against at top USCAA team in Alfred State, NY on Saturday, September 10th. Alfred State kicked off the match with an intense attack on Christendom's defensive line and scored 2 quick goals within the first 8 minutes of the game.
The Lady Crusaders soccer team had their second scrimmage against Penn State Mont Alto on Tuesday, August 30th. In the first half, they came out strong, creating several opportunities to score but were only able to finish 1 goal scored by Gemma Youngman bringing the score to 1-0 at halftime.
Christendom’s athletic department is celebrating one of its finest years in sports, due in a large part to the efforts of the college’s senior student-athletes, both this season and over the course of their four years at Christendom. Of the sixteen senior athletes, each played key roles on their teams, leading the Crusaders to great success this year, and leaving a legacy of sportsmanship and perseverance that the college will remember for years to come.
The Lady Crusaders took on Central Penn at home Thursday, October 15.
The Lady Crusaders finish a tough season with a win against Central Penn, 18-1. This game was a Senior night for those seniors who have completed their final season with the Lady Crusaders. Becca Francis, #3 completed her first and last season with the Crusaders contributing her abilities as an outside midfielder.
The Lady Crusaders played at Gallaudet University on Wednesday, October 14.
Though the Lady Crusaders fought hard for the win, and actually dominated the field for most of the game, they were not able to finish any of their shots on goal.
The Christendom College Lady Crusaders played at Penn State Mont Alto Monday, October 12th. The Lady Crusaders returned to the field after their loss against Washington Adventist, and after quite a struggle with Penn State Mont Alto, they were able to pull through with a win, 3-2.
The Lady Crusaders started out strong at the beginning of the first half taking several shots on goal, two of which were off the post. However, the match took a rough turn as Washington Adventist netted their first goal.
Lady Crusaders took on Trinity Washington College for the second time at Trinity’s home field Wednesday, September 30th. The Crusaders carry on their undefeated streak in their sixth game of the season. They finished the game 6-0, making this their fifth shutout.
The Lady Crusaders began the start of the game off strong as they maintained possession of the ball through most of the half. The Lady Crusaders opened the scoring in the 16th minute, by a goal from Junior Anne Nelson off of a through ball from Sophomore Bryn Burgess. Nelson scored another goal in the last 5 minutes of the half bring the score to 2-0.
Saturday, September 26th, Christendom's Lady Crusaders challenged Trinity College at home.
The Game began with the Lady Crusaders coming out hard against Trinity scoring within the first 15 minutes from a penalty kick scored by Junior Anne Nelson. The penalty kick was drawn by Sophomore Bryn Burgess, who took a shot on goal that was hand balled by one of the Trinity defenders.
The Lady Crusaders took on the Valley Forge Patriots Saturday, 9/20/15 at Valley Forge College.
The Lady Crusaders opened with a strong first half as they quickly dominated the field, maintaining possession of the ball. Sophomore Bryn Burgess led the Crusaders by scoring the first goal of the game, assisted by Junior Anne Nelson. Freshman Mary Grace Handy brought the score to 2-0 with an assist from Sophomore Catherine Gaetano. Then, about five minutes later, Handy drew a foul in the box and gained a penalty kick for the Crusaders which was netted by Junior, Anne Nelson. This 3 goal cushion allowed the Lady Crusaders to continue to control the rest of the half.