By David Elvir & David Wilson
Senior Sports Writer & Sports Editor
The Trevecca Nazarene University women’s soccer team currently has a 6-3-2 record on the season.
The Trojans opened up the season with a draw against Alabama-Huntsville. Trevecca then won consecutive matches against Lincoln Memorial and Ill-Springfield.
Trevecca would lose a road matchup against Mckendree 1-0 in their last non-conference match of the year.
“Non-conference games are really important to prepare for conference play,” said Kelsey Fenix, women’s soccer head coach. “We play every game to win. I put a pretty strong non-conference schedule together so that we’re more prepared when we do go into conference play.”
The Trojans opened GMAC play with a 2-0 home victory against Tiffin. The team could not keep up the positive momentum, losing their next match at Ursuline.
Trevecca bounced back with consecutive conference wins on the road at Lake Erie and at home versus Kentucky Wesleyan.
On Sept. 29, the Trojans earned a 2-0 victory over Lake Erie. This was the team’s fourth shutout win of the year.
“We probably have our stronger half of the conference play coming up, we’ve played some of the more middle-of-the-road conference teams. Every game here and on is going to be a very, very difficult game,” Fenix said.
The Trojans have high expectations for the rest of the season. After falling in conference semifinals last season, the group expects to at least replicate this final four feat.
“Every game is winnable for us, I think we should be in the top four teams at the end of the season, we should be back in the semifinals,” Fenix said.
Makena Schlosser leads the Trojans offensively. Schlosser, a graduate senior, leads the team in goals (four) and assists (four). She is currently tied with former Trojan Diana Corzine for the third most points in Trojan history.
Delayna Holman has been rock solid defensively for the Trojans. Holman, a graduate senior, has 48 saves on the season. She has shutout her opponents five times and is only allowed 1.00 goals per match.
Holman is the Trojan career leader in saves (384) and is second all-time in wins (34).
Trevecca currently sits in fourth place in the GMAC conference standings. The Trojans are within striking distance of a potential first round bye in the GMAC conference tournament.
The next home match for the Trojans is Oct. 8 against Ohio Dominican.