Soccer Shines at Curry this Fall

BY ANDREW PENACHO // OCT. 8, 2014 //

We’re only about one month into the fall semester, yet there has been little joy in Colonial-ville.

The sports program here at Curry College has a rich history of success. However, there has been little to cheer for this semester. The Colonels fall varsity teams have a combined overall record of 22-37-1, including an awful 2-19 record in conference action—not including women’s cross country—as of Oct. 6.

That said, here are some things you can look forward to from Curry College sports this fall.

Soccer has been carrying the load for the sports program this semester. They are the only two teams with a winning record. The women are 9-3 overall, while the men’s squad is 6-4-1.

Kelsey O'Brien, of the women's soccer team // PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY ATHLETICS

Kelsey O’Brien, of the women’s soccer team // PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY ATHLETICS

Kaitlyn Lima, a sophomore, has again led the way for the women’s soccer team. The star midfielder is like a female Cristiano Ronaldo! Lima has eight goals and four assists in just 12 games. Junior Taylor Evans is the only other player with double-digit points (11), with five goals and one assist.

On the men’s side, defense is the name of the game. Sophomore goalie Dan Johnson has been excellent, with two shutouts, and a goals-against average of 1.68. Junior Matt Cotnoir leads the team offensively, with four goals and two assists.

Another bright, young star is freshman ElizaMarie Quinn-Alger. She has placed best for Curry in every cross country meet this season. She even helped the Colonials win their first team championship, at the Massachusetts Maritime Lt. Travis J. Fuller Invitational in early September. Quinn-Alger covered the 3.1-mile course in a speedy 20:22, finishing second overall.

As for the other teams, women’s volleyball (6-13) and women’s tennis (1-12) are a combined 0-11 in conference play.

The football team has been equally bad. The Colonials are 0-5, and have been outscored 170-53. Curry plays just two more home games this season (against Western New England on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m., and against Maine Maritime on Saturday, Nov. 15, also at 1). The other remaining games are on the road, starting this Saturday (1 p.m.) at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Be sure to support the team come November, though. Our boys have had a tough season so far, but it’s still football. If you’ve ever been to a football game, you know the real fun is in the stands anyway.

So there you have it, Curry fans. Not all is lost…even if they’ve been piling up.

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