The Eagles start a two-game win streak, and with all the glitz, glamor and nerves that come with the iconic stadium.
By Olivia Carnevale
June 19, 2022 at 9:25 p.m. ET
The Columbus Eagles gained its third win of the season defeating Century United 1-0 Sundaycnight against a different city backdrop, Historic Crew Stadium.
The Eagles lone goal of the night came from a penalty kick by midfielder Katie Cox at the 38- minute mark. Cox was facing a familiar task but on a bigger stage, and she capitalized on thecmoment.
“I was just trying to stay calm, cool and collected while taking my PK,” said Cox, “The bigccrowd and big stadium kind of makes some people nervous, but I was just trying to stay calmcand put it in the back of the net.”
Eagles forwards Dani Gunderson and Alicia Donley shared similar sentiments about playing on this stage yet have different backgrounds with Historic Crew Stadium.
“I’ve actually never played in this stadium before, so it was pretty cool,” Donley said, “I mean we are all women and it was just a breathtaking experience, obviously, seeing those fans out there was really cool and I think our team just coming together and playing really hard today for each other was really honestly breathtaking.”
This, however, was not Gunderson’s first visit to Historic Crew Stadium.
“This was my second time playing here and just to come back and be in this type of a stage in this atmosphere was incredibly fun,” explained Gunderson, “first and foremost, you know, you don’t get this setting too often, and secondly, the win was even better, I loved every second of it and I think it was a huge team win.”
The Eagles next home game will be back at Bernlohr Stadium on Capital University’s campus against Ambassadors Cleveland on June 26 at 4 p.m.