The 2014 Westmont Women’s Soccer season kicked off today at Thorrington Field with a 4-0 victory over the Spartans (1-3) of Trinity Western (B.C.). The Warriors learned earlier in the day that they were ranked at number two in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
“I thought Sophie Judd was fantastic in the back and at moments kept us in the game. Tiffany (Dimaculangan) was great in the middle and I thought Kaci (Mexico) was great up top, holding the ball for us.”
Sofia Smati struck first with what Kiely referred to as a ‘fantastic goal’ in the ninth minute of play. The senior forward corralled a loose ball and fired away from 23 yards out to record the first goal of the Warriors’ season.
Westmont went up 2-0 in the 29th minute after sophomore Grace Lemley crossed the ball from the right side in an attempt to connect with senior forward Carly Holly. A Spartan defender attempted to intercept the ball, but her header redirected the ball into the net for an own goal.