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Nathaniel Rioux

While everybody else was away on fall break, the Maroons were hard at work with several games played.  During the break the Maroons played both at home and away boosting some pretty impressive numbers and some fairly close games. The first of these series of games was held on Friday the 12th against Lynchburg College.  While the Maroons were ahead 2-0 at the half, Lynchburg fired back to tie the game at two apiece in the second half. It was scoreless until the second overtime.

Next the Maroons traveled down to Glassboro, NJ to take on Rowan University. While this was only the second time since 1996 that these teams met, the competition was still intense. In fact it wasn’t until the first minute of overtime where the Maroons fell to single shot from Rowan’s player, making the Maroons fall to 8-5-2 in their division.

By now it seemed that the Maroons were tired of losing, so win they did in stellar fashion. Thursday the 18th the Maroons took on Sweet Briar College in what felt like a one sided battle. Even though the score of the game was 9-0 it did not reflect the true triumph of the game in that eight different players scored for the Maroons.  Several players who scored included Senior Carmen Graves, Senior Cindy Suttora, and Junior Kara Kapell just to name a few. This game was the 13th consecutive shutout against Sweet Briar.

Finally the Maroons traveled to Virginia Beach on Saturday the 20th to take on Virginia Wesleyan in a tough match.  Although much of the game was dominated by the Marlins, the Maroons were able to prevent a shut out with a goal from Senior Carmen Graves.  With this loss the Maroons are now 9-6-2, 7-3-1 in ODAC for the season. The last time the Maroons won against the Marlins was back in 2011.

Overall the Maroons have had their fair shares of triumphs and losses for this season but they are not out of the competition. The Maroons are still fifth overall in ODAC with room to improve over the next few games. They are surely a team to keep your eye out for.