Lady Rams Soccer Program Makes Strides Under Snow
Under new head coach Samantha Snow, the women's soccer team made strides this season.

Lady Rams Soccer Program Makes Strides Under Snow

November 11, 2010 | RSS

Katie Warren (above) and the women's soccer team ended the season 3-12-3, improving under new head coach Samantha Snow.

Bluefield , VA—Under new head coach Samantha Snow, the women's soccer team made strides this season.


The Lady Rams soccer team hit the ground running winning against the soccer powerhouse Emory and Henry College 2-1 to enter into the season for the first time ever with a 1-0 record. The team then took off to the Mid- East Invitational in Lookout Mountain, Georgia where they tied against Cincinnati Christian and won against Oakland City 1-0. The team then played Hollins University, Guilford College, Randolph- Macon College, Milligan College, and Ferrum University all resulting in losses for the Lady Rams.


Leading up to a home match-up against North Carolina Wesleyan winning against the NCAA Division II school, 4-0. The Lady Rams then tied with Alderson- Broaddus and conference rival Montreat College. The Lady Rams also hosted a Homecoming game against Concord College where they lost 5-1.


The Lady Rams final home game was against conference rival Bryan College which they lost 3-0. To finish the regular season with a 3-12-3 record for the season and a conference record of 0-5-1; the team then played Milligan College in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament.


The team previously lost 3-0 when they played them earlier in the season, and they had the same outcome during this game. The Lady Rams lost to Milligan 3-0 to finish the season with a 3-13-3 record. The Lady Rams improved significantly from last year's team under new head soccer coach Samantha Snow.


Snow retained several key senior from last year's squad. Katie Warren, a senior from Princeton, West Virginia led the Lady Rams squad in scoring this season. Warren scored seven points for the Lady Rams, she also had 3 goals and one assist.


Snow had four girls that split time playing goalie. Jackie Gonzalez, who won AAC Player of the Week in the early weeks of the season, played in 13 games for the Lady Rams, allowing only 25 goals and she had 98 saves on the season. Gonzalez is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. Debbie Kriebel also saw time in front of the net, she played in four games for the rams allowing five goals and having six saves for the Lady Rams. Kriebel is a freshman from Boca, Florida. The last two girls sharing goalie time was Alina Difazio.


The Lady Rams also had other standout players on the field, sophomore Kelby Dove from Wytheville, Virginia, had two goals for the Lady Rams in the nineteen games she played. Melissa Hubbert, a freshman from Smyrna, Delaware; also had two goals during her first collegiate year playing soccer. Grace Drake, a sophomore from Bradenton, Florida; Jahlisa Harvery, a freshman from Pompano Beach, Florida; and Lauren Diggs a sophomore from Centerville, Virginia each had one goal apiece for the Lady Rams.


Julie Percy a junior from Norwich, Ontario Canada and Emma Mahon, a senior from Woodbridge, Virginia each had one assist for the Lady Rams. Both Mahon and Warren were the only seniors on the fairly young squad.