Women’s soccer concludes 2022 season defeating Geneva, 2-1

The Waynesburg University women’s soccer team finished the season with a win over Geneva College 2-1 for senior night on Wednesday, Oct. 26. 

The Yellow Jackets finished the season 2-4-4 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference to finish eighth out of 11 teams. Overall, they were 5-7-5. 

“I thought it was a good result last night,” Waynesburg head coach George DeAugustino said. “A great way to wrap up this season ending the year with two wins. It was a good way to send our seniors out for one last time at [home].”

Waynesburg was behind 1-0 until the 58th minute when junior Kate James tied the game with her fourth goal of the season. The Yellow Jackets took the lead at the 77th minute on a game-winning goal by sophomore Demaree Livingston on an assist by Reagan Mittendorf. 

“It was a pretty rewarding feeling,” Livingston said. “We had worked on things in practice as a team to create goal-scoring opportunities, and it was super exciting to see it paying off.”

Livingston finished the season tied with James and freshman Chloe Zook to lead the team with four goals each. James also led the team in points with 11, and Livingston and Zook tied for second with 10. 

“I would say this season has been a challenging but productive year for sure,” Livingston said. “We’ve grown so much as a team since preseason, especially with a big freshman class, and we’re continuing to grow and learn together on and off the field.”

With this season over, DeAugustino can focus his efforts on next season and prepare a team with several returning members. 

“I’m super excited for that group,” DeAugustino said. “We have a lot of people coming back up and returning. We’ve grown a ton as a program over the last year just in terms of the style of play. We’re a bit more dynamic than we were back in August.” 

And this sentiment is shared amongst the players. 

“I’m looking forward to the continued growth of our team,” Livingston said. “There’s a group of young players that have a lot of potential and are going to be huge assets to the team next year, and in the coming years.”