2022 Women’s Soccer Shows Growth, Progression

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The 2022 women’s soccer campaign was characterized by growth and progress under the coaching of Chris Haught-Thompson, head coach.—Photo courtesy VMI Keydets.

The 2022 VMI women’s soccer campaign will be remembered as one of growth and steady progression as the team showed its commitment to the vision of Chris Haught-Thompson, fourth-year head coach, for the program. Sending their seniors off with a 2-1 victory over South Carolina State on Senior Day, the Keydets had a number of close contests that were just a good bounce or two from swinging in VMI’s favor. The Keydets battled Long Island University (2-2) and USC Upstate (1-1) to ties, with three other matches coming down to only one score.

The narrow losses to conference foes came at Patchin Field, where the Keydets fell by one goal to Southern Conference co-champion the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Sept. 30 and Wofford College Oct. 14.

Sedona Dancu ’25 led the team with five goals on the season, while Riley Boucher ’26 ranked second with four goals. Isabella Bruzonic ’25 earned three points on the year with a goal and one assist, while Anissa Cheikh ’23, Lauren Fyfe ’25, Madison Hornig ’24, and Katy Layman ’26 all ended up with a pair of points. Jillian Hall ’24, goalie, accounted for 124 saves on the year with a 3.54 goals-against average and .693 save percentage.