The Unity College women’s soccer team, under the leadership of coach Jeremy VonOesen, experienced youthful growing pains throughout the 2018 season as the Rams finished with a 4-10 record.

Team members include seniors Kathleen Carey, Samantha Rockwell, Emerald Wright and Jordan Taylor; juniors Jordan Baker, Samantha Jalkowski and Sarah Cantwell; sophomores Shannon McDougall, Libby Washburn, Nicole Robitaille and Katie Cunningham; and freshmen Shannon Nelligan, Olivia Abair, Hayley Reynolds, Stephanie Strauss and Bailey Holland.

The Rams were 3-4 in conference, 3-3 at home and 1-7 on the road. Unity scored 18 goals in 14 games (1.29 per game) and allowed an average of 4.50 goals.

Unity College competes in the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC), which is a Division II conference in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The top four teams in the YSCC qualify for the conference tournament, thus, the Rams failed to qualify.

The Rams started the season 1-5 before they barreled  to a three-game win streak midseason, outscoring opponents 12-4 in a 5-2 win over Hampshire College of Amherst, Mass., a 5-1 win over Vermont Tech and 2-1 victory over Central Maine Community College of Auburn.

Baker led the team in scoring with four goals and two assists, while Robitaille (4 goals), Samantha Jalkowski (3 goals, 2 assists), Reynolds (2 goals, assist), Carey (goal), Holland (goal), Nelligan (goal, assist), Strauss (goal, assist), Wright (goal) and Cantwell (assist) also chipped in offensively for the Rams.

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