After upsetting the number one ranked team, West Chester’s Rams advanced to the PSAC Championship game against East Stroudsburg. The West Chester Rams previously faced the ESU Warriors and were defeated 2-0.
The two teams faced one another again on Sunday afternoon to compete for the PSAC trophy. The West Chester Rams came out on top and won the PSAC Championship game.
In the PSAC tournament WCU’s Rams not only defeated, but shutout three ranked teams: (No.1) Shippensburg, (No.2) East Stroudsburg and (No.10) Bloomsburg.
The West Chester Rams were able to defeat the ESU Warriors with three goals from the team. The Rams came out strong and were up 1-0 within the first ten minutes thanks to tournament MVP Rachal Toppi. Toppi converted off the assist from Junior Kelsey Munster. Only a short 10 minutes later Junior Kaitlin Hatch scored giving the Rams a 2-0 lead going into halftime. The Rams were able to add another goal with 15 minutes left in the game. Toppi added her second goal of the game.
The Rams defeated the Warriors to win the PSAC Championship.
The next step for our West Chester Rams would have been to travel to Kentucky to play in the NCAA tournament.
Despite not only beating, but shutting out the top two seeds, West Chester Rams were not given the opportunity to travel to Kentucky.
The NCAA selection show was held the day after.
Although our Rams were not lucky enough to make it to the NCAA, they added a monumental season to their history. This was the first time since 2014 that the Rams were able to make an appearance at the PSAC Championship.
Although this was the last stop for the Rams this season, we have a great weekend to look forward to next year.
Jordan Zimmerman is a first-year student with an undeclared major. They can be reached at JZ885480@wcupa.edu.