Senior Day for the Lords and Ladies soccer teams could not have been any more successful: Both teams drew the largest crowds of their 2021 seasons and ended the day with victories. The crowds were likely larger as a result of Kenyon families traveling out for Family Weekend.
The Ladies won both of their games this week. On Senior Day, Olivia Dion ’22 and Samantha Hayes ’22 stood out on a wind-chilled afternoon. A goal and assist from Dion, as well as a goal from Hayes, catapulted the Ladies to a 3-0 NCAC victory against Hiram College on Saturday.
On the coldest day of the fall season, the Ladies were triumphant at home over Oberlin College on Tuesday. A Sadie Gould ’24 pass leading to a Morgan Baker ’25 goal was all the Ladies needed for the victory. Goalkeeper Leah Anderson ’23 had her third shutout performance in a row and continues to be a shining star on the Ladies’ roster.
The Lords’ game on Saturday ended in a 5-2 victory over Hiram, extending their win streak to 12. Kenyon celebrated three Lords seniors: defenseman Sam Hosmer-Quint ’22, midfielder Jack Cohen ’22 and goalkeeper Ian McInturf ’22. McInturf played 71 minutes, and allowed only one goal. In the second half, Sam Hosmer-Quint was called up from defense to take a penalty kick, and promptly buried it into the back of the net.
Kenyon continued their success on Wednesday against Oberlin College with a 3-2 win. The Lords took a 3-1 lead thanks to a Sam Carson ’22 goal in the 60th minute, which proved to be the game winning-goal. A response by the Yeomen in the 82nd minute was not enough to stun the No. 17 Lords in Oberlin, Ohio. With their victory on the road, Kenyon extended their win streak to 13 games. They have not lost since their opening game of the season against John Carroll University.
The Lords will wrap up the regular season at DePauw University on Saturday, and look ahead to the NCAC tournament next week.