Despite disappointing seasons, the women’s soccer and field hockey teams look forward

As the fall sports season comes to a close, both the UVM women’s soccer and field hockey teams recently wrapped up their respective seasons. The women’s soccer team closed out their season on Oct. 26 with an overtime loss to Binghamton. They finished with a 4-13-1 record overall and a 2-5-1 record in America East competition. The ladies spent their first season with new head coach Kwame Lloyd. Lloyd had been the head coach of Christopher Newport University in Virginia for seven years and has 14 years of experience overall as a head coach.”The last three weeks of the season, I thought we started to show how we are capable of playing,” Lloyd said. “We will use that to move forward””Toward the end of the season, training was a joy, and the players were very in tune with the level of play and expectations we require to play at the level we are striving to achieve,” Lloyd said about the expectations the team was able to meet this season.The team will graduate five seniors this year and is hoping to be successful next season with returning players.”We are excited about next season,” Lloyd said. “The players that are returning are eager to make history by turning the program into an America East Champion?ship contender.As for the Cats’ field hockey team, their season ended last Saturday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Boston University. The team finished up the year with a 9-9 record overall. The team struggled in America East competition with a record of 1-4, a drop off from last year’s 3-2 record.On their last game of the season, the team held a celebration for their five seniors, Jennifer Angers, Kim Striegler, Wendy Carbone, Lauren Burke and Maegan Luce, who scored the second highest amount of goals for the team.The team’s top goal scorer, Megan Maynard, will return next year as the ladies try to move back to the conference championship.