Lady Barons honor graduating players on and off the field


Freshman Katie Kilian kicks the ball in final Women's soccer game of the season. (Photo by Celine Santschi)
Freshman Katie Kilian kicks the ball in final Women’s soccer game of the season. (Photo by Celine Santschi)

On the cold and cloudy afternoon of Oct. 22, the Lady Barons took the field in opposition with the Medaille College Mavericks to wrap up their 2016 season.

Despite the poor weather, both teams played valiantly in a battle of possession, leading to a scoreless first half. The Lady Barons came into the second half with extra energy in their step.

Senior Kristie Kelly took a free kick from about 25 yards out and buried it in the top left corner of the net, starting the shooting frenzy.

Senior Jasmine Florentino brought the team to a 2-0 lead a few minutes later with a direct shot from 15 yards out to the right side of the goal. It was her first career goal.

On a roll, Florentino then set up an assist to senior Elizabeth Krilich who shot right past the Maverick goalie. Just fifteen minutes into the second half the girls had secured a 3-0 lead.

Olivia Janney was the fourth to score with 23:30 to play. Assisted by Joanna Dawyot, Janney lofted the ball over the Maverick goalie.

Krilich scored her first goal of the season with a free kick over a wall of Maverick defenders, bringing the Lady Barons to their final score of 5-0.

Glorianne Tripe, freshman goalie, posted her second consecutive shutout, saving two shots. The Lady Barons had a high scoring games, taking a total of 22 shots.

The Lady Barons finished the season strong with a 6-10-1 record and a 3-5-1 slate in conference.

Right after the game, the Lady Barons honored their nine graduating students. Six players will be graduating in May: Elizabeth Krilich, Savannah Luebking, Joanna Dawyot, Emily Donahue, Jasmine Florentino and Kristie Kelly.

Three juniors, Emily Wenner, Olivia Janney and Megan Riederer, leave to pursue degrees in engineering at other universities.