Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
Berry was named the Crimson Wave Soccer Invitational Most Valuable Player after leading CCSJ to the invite title with a pair of goals and one assist. The freshman forward tallied a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over St. Mary of the Woods College (Ind.) on Friday before adding a single tally in a 3-2 win over Clarke University (Iowa) on Saturday to claim the invitational.
“I’m extremely happy for Rebecca. Her transition since coming to the states has been outstanding. She has a great work ethic and is really starting to come into her own as a player. She came into the year in shape and is very passionate about the game. Rebecca has a lot of potential and I’m very excited to see how she develops throughout the year. It’s a pleasure coaching her so far.” Said Head Coach Justin Olson
8/31/14 - The Crimson Wave women’s soccer team earned a thrilling victory today over Clarke University 3-2. It was a game that literally came down to the final seconds as the ladies were able to survive to earn their third win of the season. The ladies are now 3-1.
Clarke University got on the board first after a through ball up the middle that found the left winger who buried it. The Crimson Wave evened the odds just before the half after a 35 yard blast from Maritza Salas that sailed over the goalkeeper. The first half would come to a close tied 1-1.
The second half became a battle for both teams as the game pressed on. Clarke was able to score their second goal after a poor clearance from the CCSJ defense and crossed the ball to the back corner. There was a great change in momentum for the Crimson Wave as they began to create multiple scoring opportunities. Patty Diaz tied the game at 2-2 after she finished a corner kick that was deflected off of a Clarke defender. CCSJ would finally gain the lead in the 83rd minute after a cross from Taylor Syren that found Rebecca Berry waiting at the top of the six yard box and headed the ball into the back of the net. Patty Diaz earned All-Invitational Team honors and Rebecca Berry earned MVP of the Crimson Wave Invite.
“Words can’t describe how proud I am of these young ladies. They have worked so hard to get to this point. I thought we moved the ball very well and created multiple scoring opportunities today. I give a lot of credit to Clarke University as they have a great program. This was a great weekend for us and we will have a few days off to heal up and prepare ourselves for our trip up to Iowa next weekend,” said Coach Olson.
The ladies will return to action next weekend as they travel up to Iowa to take on Briar Cliff University.