The Colorado College Women’s Soccer team has had quite the successful season in 2013, going 7-1-1 in Conference-USA play and 12-4 overall this season. The Tigers can be confident going into this Thursday’s final home game against Southern Miss.  The reason for this confidence is their 8-0-0 home record this year, which they will try to preserve on senior night.

That record, along with the Tigers out-scoring their opponents 20-2 has got to have the eight seniors feeling quite confident. At 3 p.m. this Thursday, the Tigers aim to scare the Southern Miss Lady Eagles into flying home defeated.

The senior class in 2013 is made up of midfielders Lynn Froetscher and Madison Whitehead, goalkeeper Cody Kormack, and defenders Kecia Morway, Sarah Haizlip, Yumi Nguyen, Katie Uyenishi, and Shaina Riciputi.

This group of talented seniors and mostly defenders look to make it a complete college career shutout of their Thursday rivals, a feat that is almost completely unheard of at the Division I level.

This senior class will be missed badly next season as they had a combined 7,922 minutes of playing time in 2012. This year, Colorado College ranks fourth in Conference-USA with just under two goals scored per game.

The Lady Tigers are first in both goals allowed, with only a mere 11, and goals-against average, with less than one (.74), showcasing the obvious experience and influence the veteran players have had on the defensive side of the ball.

If there weren’t enough reasons to feel good about a potential victory going into Halloween’s game, the Golden Eagles are just 7-8-4 overall, and an even worse 1-6-2 in league play. However, Southern Miss did finally snap a jaw-dropping nine-game winless streak this past Sunday in an overtime victory against Old Dominion.

Colorado College’s all-time record against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles also inspires plenty of confidence as the Lady Tigers are 6-0-0 and have outscored the Golden Eagles by a combined 16 points.

More impressive than that is the fact that the Lady Tigers have never allowed Southern Miss to score a single point against them. In fact, the closest the Golden Eagles have come to even tying a game against Colorado College was their 1-0 loss last season here at Stewart Field.

The outcome of this game does not determine much, but it will be this senior class’ last memory of playing at home in front of Pikes Peak. The seniors will be honored in a post-game ceremony, which can be seen on CC’s video stream or in person.

Next week, Colorado College is set to travel to Rice University in Houston, Texas for the 2013 Conference USA Championship Game.

The Tigers will play their opening match on Wednesday, Nov. 6 as these seniors hope to finish the 2013 season out by accomplishing their ultimate goal—raising a Conference Championship trophy to finish out their exemplary careers.

Nick Youngblood, Guest Writer

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