Pomeroy Soccer Team Completes First Winning Season of Program, Seniors Honored
October 25th, 2010 | By Michael Aycock
The Pomeroys made a bit of history on October 23, 2010. With the home contest against USCAA opponent Robert Morris-Springfield, they had a chance to complete the first winning season of the program. Though the visiting Eagles had had early success this year, they came into the match severely hampered by injuries and had to play short-sided. The Eagles put up a great show, particularly early in the first half, but could not contain the Pomeroys, who went on to win 5-0. Their goalkeeper, Ava Collins, made some truly outstanding saves. With this win, the Pomeroys finish the regular season 6-5-2, the best mark ever.
The Pomeroy scoring was begun in the 24th minute on a one-touch strike by Samantha Morrison from a crossing pass by Bri Davis. In the 20th minute they scored again, this time Logan Jones on an assist by Erin Pugh. Kayla Leuthold notched her first goal of the season to begin the scoring in the second half on an assist from April Baranowski in the 50th minute. In the 76th minute, April Baranowski scored the only goal of her Pomeroy career on a penalty kick occasioned when the Eagle goalkeeper slammed into the head of Alice Trejo Wilson in an attempt to come out and clear a ball. Finally, Bri Davis scored the final goal with 5 minutes to play on an assist from Britt Simmerman.
Another piece of history was the honoring of 8 seniors, the largest group to graduate out of the program to date. As I said at the ceremony, this is the Woods’ “Great Generation” (to use the phrase coined by the Portugese national team for Luis Figo and his associates of the 90’s). The year before they came was the low point of the program. They finish with the team playing the best soccer in the history of the program, having been last year’s USCAA Runners-up, earning the first winning season, and having another chance at a national tournament bid. But that’s not all. They have been true campus leaders. They have been scholarship winners, Academic All-Americans, RAs, Admissions Ambassadors, student senators, leaders in service projects, terrific hosts to new recruits, and much more. We will miss every one of them.
This is the list of those seniors: