Soccer team off to a strong start

Another win for the Rambelles

By Cameron Niblock
On September 12, 2014

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Callie Smith gets past defender on Sunday's game against New Mexico Highlands University.

Photo by Sumemr Almaguer: Selena Alvarez concentrates on keeping the ball away from two defenders on Sunday's game, Sept. 7.

The Rambelles kicked off the soccer season by defeating Adams State, 4-2 on Friday September 5, 2014.

They pulled an early one point lead thanks to a phenomenal goal from sophomore Haylee Mendel.

With this goal it became apparent that “we started really well” Mendel, said.

The Rambelles started off strong with a 3-0 lead going out of the first half, but Adams State came back with a vengeance going into the second half.

ASU responded to this change in pace with a strong defense, but wasn’t able to stop Adams States first goal of the game.

It became clear going into the second half that the Rambelles pushed harder for control of the ball, Carlos Tovar, sophomore, said.

A little after the midpoint of the game Adams State scored their second goal and they were determined to close the gap of the 3-2 score that had been present.

The Rambelles’ ability to recover the ball and push it towards the goal “says a lot about how the season is going to be” Jared Goecker, student body president, said.

With the effort put forth by the Rambelles, they were able to triumph over Adams State with a 4-2 victory.

ASU’s goal keeper, Shantel Wittke, managed to save six goals during the game compared to the Adams States goal keeper, Molly O’Connor, who evidently couldn’t stop the four goals scored by the Rambelles.

This performance brought about the conclusion that “our goalie performed better,” Tovar, said.

Going into this season we have 19 underclassmen and 6 upperclassmen that will be playing, and our future accomplishments will depend on how quick we can mature as a team, Travis McCorkle said.

It felt great coming out again and it’s always exciting, Mendel said.

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