Carlynton grad finding success at Waynesburg
By Nathan Smith
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 8:59 p.m.
Athletes entering their freshman season on the collegiate level may need some time to get adjusted to the surroundings. Some may be used as a backup while others may be redshirted to give them an extra year to adjust.
Carlynton grad Ciarra Scott was thrown into the fire her first season at the collegiate level.
Scott was the starting goalie for the Waynesburg women's soccer team, and the result was a strong campaign.
The freshman finished her season allowing 27 goals to 69 saves for a 71 percent save percentage and shut out seven opponents.
“It was difficult at first,” Scott said. “But my teammates were there to always support me. Overall, I was satisfied with how it went.
“Shutting out seven opponents is a greater achievement than I expected to achieve.”
Scott said adjusting to the college level was difficult at first, but two weeks into the year she felt her game had improved. Knowing the coaching staff had faith in her helped her confidence grow.
“I knew I had to come out strong for my team,” Scott said. “I definitely got more confident with each game.”
Waynesburg finished its season 9-9-1 overall and 5-3-1 in Presidents Athletic Conference action.
The Yellowjackets' season came to a close in the opening round of the PAC tournament with a 5-0 loss to Thomas More.
Scott was honored late in the season as the PAC women's soccer goalkeeper/defensive player of the week during the week of Oct. 22 after helping lead the squad to wins over Geneva, 3-2, and Washington & Jefferson, 1-0.
“I was pretty ecstatic when I found out,” Scott said. “I didn't necessarily expect to get something like that this season. It is a great feeling to receive an honor like that.”
While her cleats and pads may be hung up for the year, Scott is looking ahead.
“There is always room for improvement,” Scott said. “Having a freshman season like I did makes me excited to get back on the field. I am already anxious for next season.”
Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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