Fall sports teams prepare for post-season play

Photo provided by: Madison Airey The field hockey team's defensive unit prepares to defend a corner shot.

By Hannah Shirey ’23, Staff Writer

While some fall sports are slowly winding down, others are looking at playoffs.

The women’s volleyball team finished its regular season play with a 16-15 overall record and a 4-4 MAC Commonwealth record.

“We win as a team and lose as a team,” Amanda Sides, a senior captain, said. “Our record doesn’t reflect how hard we all have worked this season and how well we all get along.”

At the conclusion of the regular season, the team finished fifth in the MAC Commonwealth.

The women’s volleyball team will travel to Williamsport, PA to play No. 4 Lycoming on Nov. 4. The match will determine which team will compete in the MAC Commonwealth tournament.

In a similar position is the men’s soccer team. Finishing the regular season with a 4-3-1 MAC Commonwealth record, the team is seeded fifth in the conference.

After beating Widener in a thrilling game this weekend, the team is now preparing for playoffs.

The field hockey team is also in the MAC Commonwealth playoffs as it clinched a tournament berth back on Oct. 23. Shortly after, the team also clinched the second seed.

The field hockey team has had quite the impressive season so far. It finished its regular season with an 11-6 overall record and a 6-1 record in the MAC Commonwealth.

“I think we’ve been so successful because our team learned how to work together as one unit,” Faith Dinger, a senior midfielder and captain, said.

The field hockey team is set to play No. 3 Widener at Arnold Field on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The Dutchmen previously defeated Widener 1-0 during homecoming weekend. The winner of this game will advance to the MAC Commonwealth championship game.

The women’s cross-country team placed second out of seventeen teams at the MAC Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2, while the men’s team placed fourth.

On the women’s side, Junior Keri Jones was named Runner of the Year and graduate student Julia Brewer was tabbed Rookie of the Year.

Women’s soccer fell short this season, finishing 2-5-1 in the MAC Commonwealth and 5-10-1 overall.

The team tied its final game of the season against Widener with a 1-1 double overtime score.

The football team is still in action with two more conference games left this season. The team is currently 3-3 in the MAC.

It will take on Lycoming College this Saturday, Nov. 9 at Arnold Field at 1 p.m.