It ended with a 6-0 win by #6 Westmont Women’s Soccer (13-3, 6-2 GSAC) over William Jessup (6-11, 1-8). It ended with a recorded setting performance as Brooke Lillywhite tallied five of the Warriors six goals on seven shots. It ended with at least a share of the GSAC Regular Season Championship.
It started before the team took the field. It started in a team room down from the athletic offices of Westmont’s host. It started with singing that drew the William Jessup coaches and administrators out of their offices.
“I don’t know if they can play soccer, but they can sure sing,” quipped one.
“We sing Psalm 23 before almost every home game,” said Westmont senior forward Kaci Mexico. “Soccer can be pretty mental and you get fear that creeps in wondering if you will play well today. You sing that song with words like, “whom should I fear” and it is a cool moment of getting re-centered and remembering why we are here.”
“It brought us back to reality and centers the soul of our team – calm and composed,” said senior Mallory Mitchell of singing the song.