Senior night ends with 1-0 victory over Oshkosh

Sara Myers

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women’s Soccer team celebrated Senior Night at home with a 1-0 win against the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans, Nov. 1. The match marked the final game of the season for the Pioneers.

The game got off to a slow start as the Titan goalkeeper, Fiona Neary, suffered an injury during the first half causing the game to stop for approximately 10 minutes. Neary was later taken away by ambulance.

Oshkosh maintained the most shots on the goal with eight total. However, Pioneer defensive tactics were strong with save after save.

The first half concluded with a 0-0 tie.

During halftime, the team celebrated its seniors with a ceremony. Senior players include Katie Viney, Taylor Stanley, Lindsey Harms, Jessica Butler player Maddie Hughes.

The women were joined by their parents and were given gifts from their teammates. They also shared their future career goals and life plans with the audience.

The second half began with a strong pioneer offense. Freshman forward, Betty Rodriguez, posted several breakaways.

With 12 minutes left in the game, freshman forward Anna Sobal scored on an assist, giving the Pioneers the lead, 1-0.

The Pioneers allowed the Titans no opportunity to score, winning the concluding game of the season against UW-Oshkosh 1-0.   

Stanley said that she is proud of the way the season ended.

“I think our team as a whole played one of the best games of our season,” Stanley said. “Coming into the game knowing it was our last, we had to give it our all to end the season on a win.”

Stanley said the new formations they played helped tremendously in getting the win.

Harms acknowledged two standout players during the final game of the season.

“Julie Divita had a great shot that their goalie bobbled and Anna Sobal was right where she needed to be and put it away,” Harms said. “All of us seniors couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our careers. It’s always great to go out on a deserving win.”

The Pioneers wrapped up their season 9-10 with a .474 scoring percentage.