Women’s Varsity Soccer Recap: Senior Night


Brian Murphy

Jesuit stayed undefeated with a 2-0 win against Beaverton on Monday night.

Jesuit got their revenge against Beaverton with a 2-0 win at Cronin Field on Monday night. 

After losing to Beaverton 3-1 last season, the Crusaders were determined to beat their local rivals. Heading into the game, Jesuit had a 13-0 record, scoring fifty goals and conceding four. Beaverton, ranking #16 in OSAA, was 6-4-2. Jesuit knew it would take a strong performance to grab a win and stay undefeated. 

As the first half began, both teams came out with strong defense. A compact setup from Beaverton stifled Jesuit’s attackers, while the Crusaders kept the Beavers offense to a minimum. The first half was strongly contested and ended 0-0, with neither side finding the breakthrough. 

Jesuit began finding their feet as the second half progressed, with increased possession and chances at goal. Beaverton remained stubborn in defense, and it seemed inevitable that the game would end in a tie. 

With only ten minutes to go in the game, Abby Cox found space on the right side of the box. She used a quick move to cut inside, before curling a left-footed shot into the top corner. It was a wonderful solo effort to break the deadlock. 

Just five minutes later, the Crusaders increased their lead to two. Audrey Kent looped an inviting cross into the six-yard box, which Cox headed in at the back post. Cox’s brace was enough for the win, as the game ended 2-0. 

The victory showcased yet another resilient Jesuit performance and was the perfect way for the team to end the regular season. Assistant coach Darren Chilton described the impact of a Senior Night win. 

“It feels great for the seniors,” Chilton said. “It was a bit of a rivalry since they had the better of us last year. I think the team did an awesome job of battling with Beaverton because they’re a pretty physical team.”

The win also secured Jesuit as the best team in the state, ranking #1 in OSAA. Senior Lucie Rokos talked about how important the game was for upcoming playoff matchups. 

“It’s good that we got to win on our turf,” Rokos said. “I feel like this will give us a big confidence boost going into playoffs, especially since Beaverton is one of the top teams we’ve played this season.”