Belles fall short to CMU in overtime

The Angelo State soccer team outshot the Mavericks, freshman scores first career goal

By Rosanna Aguilera
On September 14, 2018

Photo by Ian Saint 
Maddi Kyle, No. 18, a freshman on the Belles soccer team, takes a shot. She had three shots on goal against Colorado Mesa.

 

The Belles soccer team lost its second game of the season in overtime to Colorado Mesa University on Sunday, Sept. 2.

The CMU Mavericks won 2-1; however, the Belles outshot them 13 to 5 in the first half and 20 to 19 overall.

“I’m pretty disappointed with the way we played,” Head Coach Travis McCorkle said. “I didn’t think our midfield possession was quite as good today, and when you take 20 shots, you ought to finish more than one of them.”

Sophomore Avery McNeme had a shot blocked early in the game, and freshman Kiah Benham put the team’s first shot on goal.

Freshman Maddi Kyle and senior Cassandra Moosburger also took shots that were both saved by the Maverick keeper.

Moosburger lead the team with six shots with two on goal.

Freshman goalkeeper Kira Miller saved two shots on goal in the last minutes of the first half.

“We had 13 shots in the first half and no goals to show,” McCorkle said. “We are inconsistent a little bit.”

In the second half, CMU fired off 11 shots, while the Belles had five.

The Belles were the first to score after a foul by the Mavericks; McNeme took a free kick to freshman Chloe Souza. Souza got it into the net, and the goal was the first of her career.

A few minutes later, the Mavericks made a goal to tie the game.

The game went into overtime 1-1. CMU took control and had one shot go wide, passing Miller, winning the game 2-1.

“It ultimately comes down to the goals that we don’t score,” McCorkle said. “We should have been able to score; we created enough chances and put enough work, and we just didn’t score.”

McCorkle said they tried to adjust their formation on Sunday.

“We didn’t have the understanding and the energy.” McCorkle said. “We have to find ways to be more consistent on defense.”

The Belles will be on the road to face Regis University and Colorado School of Mines and will be back on their home field on Sept. 14, 16, 19 and 21 for multiple games.

 

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