Women’s soccer end the season with two accomplishments

Brian Dengler
Staff Writer

Women’s soccer players posed for a photo during their senior night on Sunday, Oct. 22.COURTESY OF ATHLETICS.HVCC.EDU

Women’s soccer players posed for a photo during their senior night on Sunday, Oct. 22.

The women’s soccer team finished their season with an overall record of 12-5 at the Region III Women’s Soccer Championship after an extremely impressive streak of eight wins, losing to Herkimer College last Sunday.

Their first game, and win, of the week took place at home, against Jefferson Community College, on their Senior night.

Sophomore individual studies major Susannah Frisch was the first player of the evening to score a goal for Hudson Valley, putting them on the board 1-0 at two minutes. 10 seconds into the first half.
Only 25 seconds later, Frisch scored her second goal of the evening, giving Hudson Valley a slightly larger lead at 2-0.

To close out the first half, freshman individual studies major Sydnee Metzold scored the third goal of the game at 22 minutes, one second, sending Hudson Valley into the second half with a 3-0 lead.
Eighteen minutes into the second half, Jefferson Community College finally scored a goal of their own, putting them on the board at 3-1.

Freshman individual studies major Kaitlin Nadeau was the next Viking to put up a score for her team, increasing Hudson Valley’s lead to 4-1, 22 minutes into the first half.

Just over five minutes later, Nadeau quickly followed up her first goal with another, increasing Hudson Valley’s lead to a sturdy 5-1.

Jefferson scored two more goals within three minutes of each other, trying to catch up and at least tie the game, but it wasn’t enough. The game ended with a final score of 5-3, giving Hudson Valley their seventh straight win.

The Vikings next traveled to Corning Community College for the Region III Tournament Quarterfinals, in what was nothing short of a tight defensive battle with both sides continuously butting heads.
The only score to come in the first half was from Corning at 27 minutes in, sending both teams into halftime with a whopping score of 1-0.

In the second half, Hudson Valley tried to turn the game around as best as possible.

Freshman exercise science major Bethany Pochobradsky kicked off the scoring for Hudson Valley 14 minutes into the second half, as she tied it up 1-1.

Pochobradsky scored nine minutes later, giving Hudson Valley the lead, 2-1, and closing out the game with their final victory of the season.

Hudson Valley went on to achieve the goal of many college soccer teams in New York: attending the Regional Championship for their division. The Vikings squared off against Herkimer College, but were sadly not able to overcome the tough odds that Herkimer brought with them.

At 11 minutes, 10 seconds, Herkimer put themselves on the board and snagged the lead, starting off the game, 1-0.

About 26 minutes following that goal, Herkimer found themselves scoring again, which pushed their lead to 2-0.

Sophomore individual studies major Sydney Buhrke was able to finally put the Vikings up on the board with a score of her own, cutting down Herkimers lead to 2-1. This was the final score of the first half with only two and a half minutes to spare.

10 minutes into the second half, Herkimer struck gold with another score to bring up their lead to 3-1.
With 22 minutes to go, Herkimer shot and scored the final goal of the game, concluding with a final score of 4-1 and the title of Region III Women’s Soccer Champions.

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