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Spartans one win away from winning season

Sonya Narla

Issue date: 10/30/09 Section: Soccer
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The Spartans have certainly come a long way this season. Not only did they break into the University Athletic Association conference with wins against Brandeis University and New York University, they also succeeded in becoming regionally ranked. Now the Spartans can once again add to their long list of 2009 season accomplishments - locking in a minimum .500 record for the first time in six years. This past Saturday, the Spartans beat Oberlin College in a 1-0 match away in Oberlin, Ohio, a win that dismissed the possibility of a losing season for the Spartans. The Spartans improved their overall record to 8-5-2, while their UAA conference record remains 2-2. In 2008, the Spartans beat Oberlin 3-0.

Though this year they only won by one goal in the last few seconds of the game, the stats show that the Spartans doubled Oberlin's shots, putting up an impressive 21 to Oberlin's ten. The lone goal of the game started with a pass from freshman Deena Levey. Levey has proven to be an integral newcomer to the Spartan squad and leads the team in assists, with four. Freshman midfielder Kendra Simmons received Levey's pass and was able to put the ball in the back of the net.

Congratulations are in order for Simmons, recently back from an injury, as the goal signifies her career first with the Spartans. Now with the win against Oberlin under their belts, the Spartans need just one win or one tie in the remainder of the season to lock in a winning season.

This upcoming weekend the Spartans face off in a UAA conference match against Carnegie Mellon University at home. The Spartans will get the opportunity to improve their overall record and also to break even further ahead into the UAA conference. The game will be exciting, well-matched, and highly competitive. The Spartans lost to the Carnegie Mellon Tartans last year by just one goal; the Tartans are currently 6-5-2 in the season and 1-1-2 in the UAA; the Tartans tied No. 15 University of Chicago while the Spartans recently lost to them 5-1. The Spartans, however, have a better record in both the regular season and the UAA conference than the Tartans, and are coming into the match with the momentum of having an inspirational and impressive breakout season. Though the Spartans have already accomplished so much this season, another UAA win will set the bar high for seasons to come. The match against Carnegie Mellon will take place Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
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