The Pomeroys had a tough outing in their final home match, running into the 9-3-2 Patriots of Saint Catharine College, who have become a force in the Mid-South Conference of NAIA. The outcome saw the Patriots prevail handily, 6-0. Saint Catharine’s solid, balanced attack gave the Pomeroys a great deal of trouble early, before the Pomeroys had really gotten on their feet, and the inevitable goal came in the sixth minute before the Pomeroys could pick up their level of play to match the speed of play and physicality of the Patriots.
The Pomeroys took their final road trip of this season, travelling to the Oaks of Oakland City, and this time the new-look passing attack of the Woodsies was took much for the Oaks, as they poured in four goals in the first half on the way to a 4-2 victory. Amanda Loebker picked up her second hat trick of the year.
The Pomeroys visited the Bearcats of Brescia University today and finally put many of the pieces together. The score ended at 7-0 in favor of the Pomeroys in a game of firsts for this year: first shutout, first corner kick header goal (two by Logan Jones), first goals for some of our players, and the first time that we calmly threaded final passes in behind our opponents consistently the whole match.
The Pomeroys have played two matches since the last update: the regularly-scheduled trip to Ohio Midwestern University and a rescheduled match with Franklin College to make up the game lost to storms.
The Pomeroys took to the field today at home against archrival Oakland City, and it was a match that didn’t disappoint those who wanted some excitement. Though the Woodsies jumped off to a 4-1 halftime lead playing the kind of beautiful, dangerous soccer that they are truly capable of, the Oaks clawed their way back into the match in the second half and were able to pull level at 4-4, a score that stood up through two overtime periods for the draw.
It was a beautiful, sunny Homecoming day for the Pomeroys’ match against USCAA rival Lindenwood-Belleville today, but another tough day for the Woodsies on the field. Though doubling the Lynx’s possession in the second half, the Pomeroys could only manage two goals and fell 5-2 by the final whistle.
Tonight’s battle of Terre Haute, complete with Pomeroy mascots and a great fan base, was a well-played, entertaining soccer match but proved that the Rose-Hulman Engineers still have the edge, as they came away with a 3-0 victory on their home pitch.
The Pomeroys traveled to Taylor University this Saturday for one last “standards” game, taking on a Trojan side that can clearly show what the top standards in the small college women’s game are in this part of the country. It was a great learning experience, but a painful day on the scoreboard. To their credit, the Pomeroys played beautifully, showing they can play under pressure and at speed on both sides of the ball.
The Pomeroys were on the road again, visiting the Ravens of Anderson University this afternoon on a perfect day for soccer. They finally found what they had been looking for: confidence, smooth possession, and goals. The result was a handy 4-1 victory.
The Golden Eagles of Cincinnati Christian University visited on Friday, Sept. 14, and made life hard again for the Woodsies, taking away a 4-1 verdict. The Pomeroys showed some brilliance early on, taking the opening kickoff and keeping possession for nine passes, and then continuing to demonstrate great possession early in the game.
It was a hard trip to Detroit and beautiful Marygrove College for the Pomeroys. To say that the first half was a disaster would be a little bland in comparison to the fact. The Mustangs came out firing on all cylinders and buried the Pomeroys under 6 goals without answer, three of them by Jessica McClendon.
Since the severe storms hit soon after the halftime whistle, this report is for a partial match that will not go into the books. The Pomeroys continued their ability to put pressure on at all points of the field and win balls back in the middle third, looking a little more dangerous than the Grizzlies early on, but not seeing any real advantage of possession.
It was a tough night on the scoreboard but a great night of performances for the new-look Pomeroy soccer team in their first match against Hanover College.