Langston Hood – Senior Sports Writer
The Fighting Scots women’s soccer team took the field on Sunday, Sept. 4, eager to pick up
where they left off in their second half comeback against Marietta College. Wooster’s midweek fixture resulted in a tie after the Scots managed to come back when trailing by two goals in the second half against a talented Marietta squad. However, Wooster did not intend on showing the same mercy to the Allegheny College team that rolled onto Cindy Barr Field on Sunday afternoon. Nothing could have prepared Allegheny for the destruction that would meet them. Senior Teddi Farson ’23 scored first in the 14th minute, notching what would be the game winner and the first of many goals for the Fighting Scots. The Gators could not muster an answer to the Wooster onslaught as they managed a mere four shots in the first half, while the Scots bombarded the Allegheny goal with 16 shots. A second shot attempt from the Scots found the back of the net in the 25th minute, as Naomi Mann ’24 joined Farson in opening her goal scoring account for the new season. Mann had the following to say about the game, “I am super proud of the team’s performance this past Sunday! Last year when we played Allegheny, it was
very neck and neck the whole game, but we ended up winning due to a penalty kick opportunity at the very end. However, this year was a very different story as we dominated the entire time. The offense, midfield, and defense all did their respective part which allowed us to score a lot of goals and get the first shut-out of the season! I can’t wait for more games, and Roll Scots!” Before the Allegheny Gators could regain their senses, Farson registered her brace in the 27th minute as the Scots ran away with the game. Meanwhile Allegheny continued to flounder as the Scots would see the first half come to close with a three goal advantage. Dominance is one word that could be used to describe the thrashing that Wooster handed Allegheny in the first half and they would emerge from the locker room eager to pick up where they left off. Wooster would find their fourth goal by way of Hallie Krzys ’25 in the 60th minute to give the Scots a four goal advantage and further dampen the spirits of an already wounded Allegheny side. Despite the four goal advantage, Wooster remained solid in all aspects of the game. The defense continued to keep Allegheny at bay, as the Gators’ offense only managed two shots and neither threatened the Wooster goal. First-year Kameryn Nelson ’26 recorded her first clean sheet, stifling all three Allegheny shots on goal in the first half and commanding the defense that
refused to let Allegheny manage a clear cut chance in the second half. Additionally, Wooster managed to improve on their fouls committed as they played a much cleaner second half. 17 minutes after Krzys’ goal, Emma Jaros ’25 added another goal to continue the thrashing of Allegheny, but the Scots would not stop there as they continued to put the Gators under siege. Julia Struck ’26 put the final nail in the Allegheny coffin, finding the sixth goal of the afternoon in the 80th minute thanks to some pandemonium in the box. Struck reflected positively on her experience saying, “it feels amazing to be a part of such a positive and supportive team! Coming in as a first year is intimidating, but the uplifting team culture allows for success on the field. Sunday’s game proves how the team atmosphere is going to set us up to win this season! There is nothing better than scoring my first collegiate goal surrounded by the most incredible and determined teammates! Roll Scots!” Luckily for the long-defeated Gators of Allegheny, the game would come to a close before Wooster could score again. The high octane offense seemed to take a break, managing just two additional shots on goal after Struck’s finish. Farson commented on the weekend saying, “the win this weekend was more than the big score. It was awesome to see so many different players put the ball in the net and to see a few players get their first collegiate goal and our first year goalie get her first shutout.” Wooster looks poised to fight for the NCAC crown once again, which they have become accustomed to in the Geordie Brown era. With the usual suspects Farson, Krzys and co. supplying goals and a strong class of first-years ready to join the fight, the ceiling for the Scots
is sky high.
Your Fighting Scots women’s soccer team will see the field next on Wednesday at Muskingum at 7 p.m.