Belles break even

Soccer takes a win in game two

By Erika Walker
On October 14, 2016

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Callie Smith, junior, defends the ball against TWU. This is Smith’s third season on the team.

The Rambelles fell short to the Texas A&M Commerce Lions, losing 2-1, Oct. 7 at the ASU Soccer Field.

“I was really proud of the girls,” Head Soccer Coach Travis McCorkle said. “I thought the first half we played really well, negating all of the things that Commerce usually wants to do. The second half was pretty good too, except for those two plays, but overall I thought we stuck to our game plan.”

The scoreboard sat scoreless heading into halftime. However, senior midfielder/forward Demi Tsambasis finally opened the scoring in the second half after heading in a cross from junior defender/midfielder Callie Smith, scoring her 10th goal of the season.

“I put in a lot of work in the summer and just having the mentality that this is my last year has really helped me.” Tsambasis said. “I want to go out with a bang and I want success for my team, so I don’t really second guess myself this year.”

The Lions tied the game a little over ten minutes later, and then took the lead in the 84th minute of the game.

Leading the Belles in shots were junior midfielder Elizabeth Rodriguez with six including two on goal, sophomore midfielder Analise Watson with two shots that were both on goal and sophomore wing Megan Allen with one shot on goal.

The Belles later redeemed themselves Oct. 9, beating the Texas Woman’s University Pioneers 2-0 at the ASU Soccer Field.

“I was really pleased with the way they performed today,” McCorkle said. “[Texas Woman’s] is obviously a good team. We did a very good job today minimizing their shots and minimizing their effectiveness. We also created a lot of chances for ourselves.”

ASU struck fairly quickly compared to the previous game against TAMCU and scored less than 10 minutes into the match by way of a free kick.

Senior midfielder Kathleen Keoughan served the ball into the box and freshman forward/defender Trenadey Scott took it home.

The first half ended with the score at 1-0, but the Belles scored for a second time in the 80th minute of the game by senior midfielder Cynthia Andrews.

The Belles will play their final two home matches of the season against Eastern New Mexico University Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. before facing West Texas A&M University Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.

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