“The women’s soccer team entered Labor Day weekend with a 1-0 record and hoped to end the weekend with a record of 3-0. The soccer team traveled down to Kentucky to take on the Morehead State Eagles and the Kentucky Wildcats. Friday the soccer team took on Morehead State Eagles and it was excitement from the start.””
The women’s soccer team entered Labor Day weekend with a 1-0 record and hoped to end the weekend with a record of 3-0. The soccer team traveled down to Kentucky to take on the Morehead State Eagles and the Kentucky Wildcats.
Friday the soccer team took on Morehead State Eagles and it was excitement from the start.
Junior Jordan Clark scored the first goal 20 minutes into the game. Teammates Senior Britni Black and Junior Andrea Schweisthal helped with a double assist, putting the team up 1-0.
The team led the Eagles 1-0 going into the half. Returning for the second half it became a different story as the Zips started their treck back.
In the 83rd minute the Eagles’ Jillian Birchmeier put one past Zips goaltender Senior Michelle Smith, tying the game up 1-1.
The game stayed tied at the end of regulation and continued into overtime.
The game looked liked it was going to end with a tie, but with only 38 seconds on the clock Zips senior Britni
Black scored to give the Zips the win bringing the score to 2-1.
After an exciting finish Coach Pfau said, We knew going into this game that it was going to be a challenge. Having the IPFW game canceled really hurt us.
We had two weeks off and no matter how much training you do it is hard to keep your sharpness. Last season we lost this game, we have grown a lot and even though we were not sharp, we played as a team.
We also showed a lot of character not only giving up a goal late but going down to 10 players. This was not about winning, but more about that we did not give up and just played. I was proud of the team and this game. Good teams learn to win when they are not at their best and that is what we did tonight.
This win gave the Zips an overall record of 2-0-0 and put the Morehead State Eagles at a record of 1-4-0.
On Sunday the Zips took on the Kentucky Wildcats. By halftime the score was 0-0. The Zips took the field in the second half but still struggled to get the ball into the net and regulation ended with at tied score of 0-0. This took the Zips into a scoreless double overtime. The game ended tied at 0-0.
Despite the tie, this was good news for Zips’ sophomore goaltender Jeny Wolbert who got the team its first shutout of the season and her fourth career.
Leading the Zips offensively was sophomore Rachel Phillip and senior Adrienne Knox who both took two shots. Freshman Kaitlin Flanagan was also credited with one shot on goal.
The team showed great character today. They played determined soccer from start to finish. We had both excellent individual and team performances. The team should gain great confidence for next weekend’s games at Nebraska, Coach Pfau said.
The Zips finished the weekend with an overall record of 2-0-1. Next for the Zips is the Adidas Husker Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska were they will take on Creighton University on Sept. 11 and The University of Nebraska on Sept. 13.