The Occidental women’s soccer team kept their winning streak alive last Saturday, defeating Chapman 1–0 in double overtime for their fourth consecutive victory to start the season. Sophomore Julie Khil notched the winning goal in the 102nd minute of the game, earning her third goal of the season.
Khil, the 2013 squad’s leading goal scorer, is on pace to shatter her final tally of seven goals last season. Despite her role as a finisher, Khil kept her focus on the overall team effort and bestowed credit upon the rest of the Tigers for the goal.
“Many players contributed to the goal and it was a nice representation of our style of play,” Khil said. “With this new team I think we have excellent potential this year and I’m looking forward to see how we compete with the rest of SCIAC.”
Khil continues to prove with each game that she is a team player and not only focused on her personal growth. Head coach Colm McFeely spoke to her success and her potential for the rest of the season.
“Julie is enjoying a great start to the season and is showing a real poacher’s mentality around goal,” McFeely said. “Her quickness, game awareness and work rate make her a threat and a real pleasure to have in Oxy colors.”
Tailback Kwame Do (junior) was a standout performer in the second game of the Occidental football season, despite the Tigers falling short to Austin College, 21–12. He rushed for 153 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown.
Do remains hopeful that the team’s performance was an exception in their quest for a winning season.
“We didn’t play that well, but most of the mistakes can be fixed,” Do said. “Once we get that straightened out our eyes will be set on winning the SCIAC.”
Not only is Do setting high goals for the future of the team, he continues to achieve personal records with each game. Saturday marked Do’s eighth consecutive game rushing for more than 100 yards since October of last season.
“He’s a workhorse on offense and a leader on the team,” team captain and linebacker Ross Fiegener (senior) said. “Can’t say enough good things about him.”