UM-Dearborn women’s soccer team finishes season in first place in Midwest Collegiate Club Soccer league

The UM-Dearborn women's soccer team. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn women's soccer)
The UM-Dearborn women’s soccer team. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn women’s soccer)

By JUAN CAMARA, Guest Reporter

The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer club spent the weekend celebrating after winning a pair of big games Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s win came via forfeit against Washtenaw Community College, leaving a battle against Oakland Sunday for the top of the table.

Two goals by Besa Ziberi and a third by Nadine Makki were enough to push the Wolverines past Oakland, 3-1.

With the set of wins, the team finishes the regular season 5-1 and tied with Oakland for first place in the Midwest Collegiate Club Soccer league. The winner will be determined by goal differential.

“I’m proud to say that our team has greatly improved this season,” team captain Rachel Ruta said. “We are continuing to get better every game as our club program grows in both size and knowledge.”

A league tournament awaits the team, but the dates are yet to be determined.

“Our win today placed us at the top of the league,” Ruta said. “Hopefully placing us one step closer to our ultimate goal of becoming a varsity team at UM- Dearborn.”