WPU Soccer Continues to Perform

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By Ben Maske

It seems like nothing can stop the athletes of WPU soccer. The women’s team continues conference play with a very solid  7-3 record.  While the men’s team sits at 6-2-3.

Both teams began conference play on Wednesday, Oct. 5.  The women fell to Greensboro on Oct.8 but redeemed themselves by beating Pfeifer 2-1 on Oct. 11.

Men’s soccer is coming into this season with momentum after winning the conference tournament last year. They are ranked number 8 in the entire region, the highest ranking for any male sports team in WPU history.

The men picked up where they left off by beating Pfeiffer University 3-0 and Greensboro 5-0. This moves the men to 2-0 in conference play and the women to 1-2.

Kofi Appiagyei, senior forward player is proud of his team for the great amount of success they have had early on in the season.

“It’s the quality of players.  Everyone on the team buys into this year’s goals. We have set high standards for ourselves this season,” said Appaigyei.

The women’s soccer streak ended in the conference opener on Oct. 5. The Pacers fell to Meredith University with a score of 4-2. They will have a chance to redeem themselves on Oct. 25

Senior Baylee Womback, starting defender on WPU, explained why team chemistry has played such an important role for the team so far.  

Womback attributes the team’s early success to their chemistry and commodore as a squad.

“Going into the conference, I know that we are going to succeed as a tough competitor. Some people may believe that we don’t have it in us, but we are beyond ready and determined to prove those people wrong and we are strongly looking forward to doing just that,” said Womback.


Jason Bates, Men’s Soccer.
Photo Courtesy of Pacer Athletics



Stat Leaders ( Men )


Jorge Lemus – 8
Jorge Aguilar – 4

Jorge Aguilar – 7

Jorge Lemus – 17
Jorge Aguilar – 15


Stat Leaders ( Women )


Kyra Delaney – 10
Raine Greene – 7

Baylee Womback – 4
Lillie Maness – 3

Kyra Delaney – 21
Raine Greene – 16