(South Bend, IN) The Holy Cross women's soccer team finished their first ever Invaders indoor league regular season and tournament this past Monday. The top four teams of the league were invited to play in a single elimination tournament to decide the champion of the second session held at Invaders.
"We lost our first game of the season, and did not play well as a team. Through the games and practices this situation started to change," said Head Coach Carlos Reynolds. "As a result of their hard work, we were playing more as a team towards the end."
The Saints won their first game of the playoffs against Lakeshore Red coming from behind with three minutes remaining. Two unanswered goals gave the women a 3-2 lead and a victory to put them in the championship.
The championship game saw the #2 Saints take on #1 Lakeshore White. The game was hard fought between both sides. Tied at 3 the game went to penalty kicks. Unfortunately, the Saints weren't able to connect on three of their four penalty shots and took home second place in the tournament.
"The team was able to come back twice and tie the game to push it to penalty kicks. This showed the character of the players to overcome hard situations," said Coach Reynolds. "I am very pleased with the results of the league and the tournament. I am looking forward to our season and the incorporation of new members to make this team ready to compete."
Captain Megan Ohms had some words after the game, "This tournament has given our team a motivational boost for the upcoming fall season. As a team, we feel that we have improved drastically, we are working together much better on and off the field."