By Brittany Filippini |Staff Writer|
Despite a rocky beginning, CSUSB’s women’s soccer team came back strong and ended the season scorching hot.
Ranked number seven in the West Region, the Coyotes ended their season with an overall record of 9-6-3.
According to Coach Travis Clarke the team did experience some bad luck towards the beginning of their season.
They lost five out of their first 10 games, but then proceeded to win six consecutive games and set a new record for CSUSB in the process.
One of the team’s key players, junior Jani Carmona, missed the first month of the season due to a broken arm. Her return proved to be a contributing factor in the teams’ turnaround.
Two seniors who have been duly recognized are Casey Hirsch and Ashley Cabrera. These two athletes were named All-CCAA second team.
Hirsch statistics include seven goals and 16 points this season. She was acknowledged as the CCAA Player of the Week during the team’s impressive winning streak.
The home field advantage was the true difference for the team as they won four out of their six consecutive victories at Premier Field.
This year’s women’s soccer team accomplished many goals and set new records throughout the season.
According to a CSUSB’s women’s soccer blog post, some of the long standing program records the team has broken include: the program’s longest winning streak with six games, the program’s longest streak without a lost which is eight games, most consecutive shutouts, and going undefeated against the CCAA North bracket.
Overall the women’s soccer team has accomplished a great deal, breaking old records and setting new ones in the process.
The 2012 season is sure to be an interesting one, as many returning players are sure to ensure another successful season.
Fans will be anxious to see how the team plans to top this year’s outstanding season.