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HU Women’s Soccer Dominates Lincoln U. 10-0

Contributing Writer

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012 08:10


Photo Courtesy of Women’s Soccer In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month the Team wore pink to acknowledge those who have known and/or lost someone to breast cancer. (left-right) Seniors Retha Koefoed, Cynthia Snyder, Brittany Peebles and Jordan Brown

The Howard University women’s soccer team overpowered Lincoln University, 10-0, on their home turf. For this match, the lady Bison recognized the team’s seniors for their hard work and dedication during their previous years. Also, the players wore pink to acknowledge those who have known and/or lost someone to breast cancer.

Senior, Retha Koefoed, led Howard (1-14-2) into their first victory of the season with a game high of four goals.

Head coach Brent Leiba is pleased with his player’s hard work and understands the mental and physical preparation for the games ahead.

“It was important to get this result and to [gain] confidence going into our next conference game. We have the conference tournament coming up the following weekend and it’s important to get these next couple of [wins] so we can get the best seed possible for the conference tournament.” Leiba said.

Senior Cynthia Snyder agrees with Leiba and knows what it takes to bring a championship back to Howard.

“I think [today’s game] is a good way to think positive for us to keep going because we have conference coming up and it’s very crucial for us to get these next two wins. We want to go into to conference very positive, so we can bring it all home.” Snyder said.

In the first half, HU scored their first goal (1-0) by an assist from sophomore, Nia Walcott, to senior, Jordan Brown, at 29:38. Minutes later, Brown kicked the ball to senior, Retha Koefoed to land a straight shot in the goal at the 27:07 mark, (2-0).

From there, Howard started to gain momentum.

In a span of two minutes, junior, Owyn Manson along with Koefoed, both knocked in a goal and improved the score to 4-0. Soon after, Koefoed scored back to back goals advancing the lead to 6-0.

With 3:30 remaining in the first half, freshman, Dytria Ruddy scored the seventh point for HU, (7-0). In addition, Brittany Pebbles tallied a goal of her own to make the score 8-0. 
Shortly after, the lady Lions faced two injuries during competition. Due to a lack of bench players for Lincoln U, both teams compromised and opened the second half with only eight players able to play.

At the 31:08 mark, Bison freshman, Jeseca Hinds, brushed pass Lincoln’s defense to capture her first goal in the game.

To finalize the match, Manson eased her second goal of the night to finalize the score 10-0.

Game Notes: Koefoed led Howard with four goals.

Up next:
HU returns to Greene Stadium to compete against New Jersey Institute of Technology on Oct. 25. The contest will kick off at 7 p.m.

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