April 11, 2014
EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette women’s soccer program is in the midst of its spring exhibition schedule, having completed a pair of shortened matches against Columbia and Seton Hall this past Saturday at Oaks Stadium.
Under the guidance of Mick Statham, who begins his ninth season as head coach in 2014, the Leopards played Seton Hall to a scoreless draw prior to taking a 3-0 decision from Columbia. In each contest, Statham’s full complement of healthy players saw the pitch and goals were scored by Kaelin King, Elizabeth Scoda and Kelly Boyce in the win over the Lions.
King and Scoda, both rising sophomores, each netted goals through the run of play and senior to-be Boyce found the back of the net on a set piece. Goalkeeper Danielle Sedillo kept a clean sheet in both matches for the Maroon and White.
Coach Statham is satisfied with his team’s progress to this point.
“I think this is one of the best springs that we have ever had. The team’s attention to the tactics that we are trying to work on so far has been really good. The obvious key is can we sustain and enhance it. The fitness levels are excellent and every player that was available at the start of the semester is still available. Part of our training program is to keep everyone injury free.”
Statham’s philosophy during the spring is to gradually improve his team’s fitness levels and allow his student-athletes to gain additional experience, while keeping the team healthy as it enters summer. The goal is for players to reach their peak fitness points by the end of the spring and maintain that standard through the summer.
The Leopards continue their spring schedule on Friday evening when they host Kutztown at Oaks Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.
Captains for the 2014 season will be publicized following the spring slate of games. Check back to GoLeopards.com in May for the complete announcement.