Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

Women’s SoccerThe West Chester women’s soccer team fell to Franklin Pierce 2-1 in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals in Rindge, NH. This was the first time in school history the Golden Rams made it to the quarterfinals.

The loss to Franklin Pierce ended the season for the Lady Rams at a record of 20-2-2. This loss also ended their unbeaten streak on the road.

Franklin Pierce scored twice during the first half, marking the first time all season that the Golden Rams trailed by two goals in a single game.

The Golden Rams rallied back as Brittany Yetter posted her ninth goal of the season to improve the score to 2-1 during the first half. Although dominating the rest of the play for the first half, and continuing that tenacity into the second half, the Golden Rams were unable to sink another ball.

The Lady Rams finished the season with a plethora of school records: number of wins (20), PSAC East wins (11), losses (2) and goals allowed in a season (7).

The Lady Rams also set a record for the NCAA Division II record; they finished the season with 18 shutouts. The 2005 season also marked the first time a WCU women’s soccer team earned a berth in the NCAA Division II National Championships.

Women’s Basketball

The West Chester University’s women’s basketball team has gotten off to a rocky start.

They fell to Pitt Johnstown, 77-62, in Indiana, PA in the 12-team Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Classic to drop their record to 0-3.

During Saturday’s game, Dominique Lewis had a team high of 18 points, followed by Justine Pfaff with 12-points.

Elise McCloy posted 11 rebounds, while Natalie Winters added eight points to the score.

Unfortunately, even with those totals, the Golden Rams were unable to bounce back from an 18-point deficit in the first half.

During the first half, WCU was only shooting 22.9% from the field, giving Pitt Johnstown a 43-25 lead. The Golden Rams improved their shooting to 45.2% to close the gap, but the gap was too large to begin with.

Swimming & Diving

During this first semester, the Golden Rams have posted a record of 3-1.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Golden Rams finished a threeday meet at the University of Maryland, taking sixth place. Freshman Kathrin Dumitru of Kunzell, Germany, postedan outstanding performance.

The rookie as named the PSAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday, Nov. 21. She set an NCAA Division II, PSAC and WCU record in the 100-yard fly with a time of 53.99. Dumitru also set a records in the PSAC and at WCU in the 100 breast, 1:02.06, the 200 breast, 2:16.0 and in the 200 medley relay, 1:45.31.

The Golden Rams placed either first or second in three relays, including 200 free relay consisting of Julie Keefer, Kate Jones, Kathrin Dumitru and Katie Kollar with a qualifying time of 1:35.86.

The foursome of Jones, Dumitru, Kori Kilfeather, and Kollar captured the 400 medley, beating 17 Division I teams to placed first with a record setting time of 1:45.31.

The Golden Rams are not on a hiatus until January when

they will resume their schedule as they begin to defend their PSAC title.

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