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The 2012 edition of the Hollins soccer team came into the season looking to build on last season’s success. The team had to replace two key positions on the defensive side of the field, but returned an offensive nucleus that looked to improve on their 13-goal effort of a season ago.
Hollins got off to a hot start, scoring four goals in their home opener against Ferrum, but it wasn’t enough as Hollins fell in heartbreaking fashion, 5-4 in overtime. Hollins rebounded quickly, and after a 6-0 win they found themselves at .500 to start the year.
Hollins entered the ODAC schedule seeking to set a school record for conference wins in a season after tying that mark last year. Hollins got two huge wins, defeating Eastern Mennonite 9-2 and topping rival Sweet Briar 2-0. The quest for a third ODAC win fell just short with an overtime loss to Emory & Henry, and Hollins finished the year again with a pair of conference wins.
Hollins showed a significant increase in goals with 34, the most for a Hollins team since scoring 33 goals in 2005. With four of their top five goal scorers returning next season, Hollins will look to build on their increased scoring output. After graduating two defensive stalwarts, the Hollins defense featured a pair of first-time collegiate starters who helped anchor a defense that lead the ODAC in saves (166). Hollins will bring an experienced core of veterans into next season with a goal of building upon the improvements that the program made in 2012.
Becca Logan '14 led the team with 12 goals and 26 points. She ranked ninth in the ODAC with 56 shots per game, but since she played in just 13 games, she finished second in the league in shots per game. Logan was fourth in the conference in points per game and eighth in goals scored.
Dani Franklin '14 led the team with five assists and was fourth on the squad with two goals scored. Her assist total placed her just one helper shy of being ranked seventh in the ODAC in that category. Franklin tallied more assists than any Hollins player since the 2008 season.
Brandi Chesne '14 played keeper for the first time and started every game for Hollins in goal. She helped anchor a defense that led the ODAC in saves. Brandi recorded 164 saves, 24 more than her nearest competitor. Her 9.65 save per game average placed her second in the ODAC standings and her three shutouts ranked fifth in the league.
History of Hollins soccer
In 1983, Hollins was one of the first four schools to compete in ODAC women's soccer. In its first year of conference play, Hollins played in the championship game against Randolph-Macon College, losing a close 3-2 contest—a phenomenal debut for Hollins soccer under coach Marjorie Berkley. Berkley coached the team through the mid-1980s, each year qualifying for the ODAC tournament.
In 2007, Hollins soccer entered a new era with the hiring of coaches Carrie O'Keeffe and Landon Moore. O’Keeffe’s collegiate career at the College of William and Mary and her professional playing experience with the Washington Freedom give her one of the most impressive resumes among Division III soccer coaches. Moore brings ODAC experience from his college career at Hampden-Sydney College as well as a wealth of coaching experience.
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