The men’s and women’s soccer teams said goodbye to the field this week in their final game against Doane in Crete, Neb. The men’s team suffered a loss 1-2, putting their record at 5-12-1.
Freshman Adam Potter scored the single goal for Northwestern with an assist by freshman Jonathon Taves. Junior goalie Jeff Lanser made eight saves for the team.
Senior Aaron O’Brien found it unique that the team bonded so well despite a lower average than they had expected. He says this because “the men’s soccer team has always been a great group of guys and this year was no exception.”
The women’s team also experienced a loss to Doane 0-1 with two shots taken by senior Becca Bruns and one by junior Sarah Seeger. Freshman Jennifer Cantwell put forth a tremendous effort in the final game, making 23 saves.
Their final record sits at 3-13-1.
Like O’Brien, Bruns has also seen tremendous bonding throughout her four years on the team. She is one of the two seniors that has experienced four different coaches in four years.
This coaching challenge meant “multiple changes of philosophy, tactics and themes of our program,” the only constant being unity within each team.
For Bruns, this resulted in friendships being formed that she says she will “always look back on with a huge smile on my face.”