Waynesburg soccer teams both victorious at Thiel

From Oct. 1, 2022

GREENVILLE, Pa. (Oct. 1) – Waynesburg University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams both traveled north to Greenville Pa. and returned back with wins.

For the women’s team, this win brings their record to 3-4-3 overall and 1-1-2 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play.

The Yellow Jackets started off strong and did not let up throughout the entire performance. Their 4-1 lead at halftime turned into a 5-1 victory.

“We talked about playing a complete 90-minute game and at half the job wasn’t done yet,” George Deaugustino, women’s head coach, said. “We know if we want to be great we cannot relax after just one good half of soccer.”

The five goals for Waynesburg were put in by sophomore defender Brooklyn Loveland, freshman midfielder Chloe Zook, senior forward Emily Redman, junior midfielder Jacinda Devart and sophomore midfielder Demaree Livington.

This win on the road is preceded by two tied games on the road against St. Vincent and Chatham.

“We are going to celebrate and enjoy this win today,” Deaugustino said. “PAC is a tough conference so we are excited we secured three points on the road this weekend and moved up the standings. We are hopeful the momentum and goal scoring continues against W&J. We love playing in intense games and we are excited for the matchup next.”

The women’s team is hosting rival Washington and Jefferson College at their home, John F. Wiley Stadium, on Oct. 4.

The men’s soccer team also pulled off a strong victory over the Tomcats, giving them their first conference win of the season. This 2-1 victory brings their overall record to 3-3-4 and conference record to 1-0-2.

After trailing early to Thiel, junior forward Ben White put in a goal to bring the competition to a tie. The Yellow Jacket’s second goal was put in by freshman forward Alex Canestraro.

Canestraro attributes the night’s success to work that the team has been putting in on the field during the practices leading up to the night along with scouting the Tomcats.

“In the training sessions prior to the matchup we did a lot of work to fix up some errors we were having, and we also had done a lot of scout work to make sure we were best prepared,” Canestraro said.

The men’s team is also hosting rival Presidents as their next matchup, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

“It’s homecoming week and being back in the winning column has given us a huge confidence boost,” Canestrarto said. “The entire team is looking forward to the game and we are ready to give it our all to pull out a result against W&J on Wednesday.”