- Evening, Weekend & Online Programs
- ALUMNI RELATIONS
- GIVING TO LAKELAND
- ABOUT LAKELAND
After starting the season off with a 1-0 victory the Muskeis were unable to carry that momentum into the 2005 Marietta Classic. Lakeland dropped the first match 3-0 while playing to a scoreless draw in the consolation match.
"It took us a bit to realize that we could play with these teams," said coach Colwell. "It is starting to come for the girls, the biggest thing we need right now is to have confidence on the attack and I feel that we will get that over the next few games here."
Both junior Alli Weiss and senior Briana Plautz were both named to the All-Tournament team as they led the defense throughout the tournament.
"I thought Alli really stepped up," said head coach Marc Colwell. "She really dedicated herself this summer and in watching the other games I thought she was the top keeper (at the tournament). Briana did a great job anchoring us in the back."
On Saturday, the Muskies played the host team in Marietta College. The Muskies found themselves down 3-0 early in the first half and were unable to recover. Weiss made 10 saves on the day and as the game went on the girls were able to settle down and start to make some runs. While the team improved as the game went on they were unable to put a ball in the back of the net.
"We got caught up in it being an away tournament," said coach Colwell. "In that first 15 to 20 minutes you need to be able to weather the jitters and we weren't able to do it. We reacted well. In the second half we kept it 3-0. We had some opportunities to score I think we were just a little unsettled with the long trip down there. We are still trying to get our confidence."
In the consolation match against SUNY - Brockport the women played to a scoreless draw. The team played a great defensive game led by Plautz and Weis. The offense had their scoring chances, however, they were unable to muster a sustained offensive attack.
"Alli Weis was tremendous in goal making the All-Tournament team, as did our sweeper Briana Plautz. The two of them did a great job in the back. We limited their scoring changes, which was very important to us. The biggest thing is we have to transition into the attack, we can't defend for 90 minutes. We had some great counter attacks throughout the game, but we need to have more sustained attacks.
The women return home to face Augustana College on Saturday.