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Women’s Soccer Clinch Spot in Conference Tournament

The Beloit College women’s soccer team came up clutch in the final games to clinch that oh-so-coveted conference tournament berth. After a tie against Monmouth they were in two must win scenarios and they won both of those games. That tie put the Bucs fifth in conference, behind Monmouth and Lawrence, with a conference record of 2-1-3.

Their next game came on the road against Lawerence. On the road up to that point the Bucs were 0-3-4, having had some ties, but no wins. I could only imagine how the standings would have looked after a tie. But the team was going to leave no doubt in the air. They went up to Appleton and came out with a 2-0 victory. Those two goals came from Mikaila Davis ’23 and Bri Paez ’24. A huge step towards that fourth spot as well as their first road victory. 

The Bucs needed one more win to have a legit shot at that fourth spot. They had their opportunity against a Cornell team who had been struggling as of late. They seized their opportunity. They won 1-0, with the game winning goal coming from Abigail Membrino ’24, who has five goals on the year. The win against Cornell made their conference record 4-1-3, good enough to jump to third in the Midwest Conference standings. 

This will be the first time since 1999 that the Beloit women’s soccer team is headed to the conference tournament. To put some perspective, some of the players hadn’t even been born yet. The Bucs earned the third seed by having a better win percentage than Lawrence, who has one more win than Beloit, but two more losses. With that, Beloit will face Lake Forest College on Fri Nov 5 at 11 AM in Galesburg, Ill. It’s a great time to be a Buc.

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