Soccer plays next 4 games on home field
Road game breaks ‘Belles five-game winning streak
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 14:10
The Rambelles soccer team hopes for two home victories to recover from their split weekend.
On the road, the ‘Belles defeated Texas A&M University-Commerce, 1-0, Oct. 4, and suffered a 1-2 loss against Texas Woman’s University Oct. 6.
Head Coach Travis McCorkle said the team’s concentration was exactly where it needed to be for the first game, but they lost it by the end of the weekend.
“We made lots of mistakes in the game against Texas Woman’s University,” he said. “One of the points we have been preaching about and doing really well at is our attack, but after this game we have to do better.”
Senior midfielder Katie Squires said the team was not mentally in the game against Texas Woman’s, causing them to lose.
“We were not connecting our passes, and we were not pushing each other to do better,” she said. “There were mistakes on set plays and [Texas Woman’s] had a long throw that we never really figured out. We were disorganized and did not have enough courage in winning the ball.”
Squires said the team is looking forward to scoring more goals this weekend.
“This weekend we just want to pick things up and prove that we should be at the top of the conference,” Squires said.
Sophomore forward/midfielder Sierra Anderson is leading the team in shots as of Oct. 9.
“It’s pretty cool to be leading in shots right now, but it’s not just me doing the work,” Anderson said. “Our team does a great job of giving me the opportunities to shoot. We work together on giving our forwards the opportunities and hopefully that will lead us to scoring this weekend.”
The ‘Belles will host West Texas A&M on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and Eastern New Mexico on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. and looks to more home games the following weekend.
The team stands 6-3-1 overall and 2-1-0 in LSC.
Freshman forward Cynthia Andrews said the team is taking it game by game.
“We could have done better against Texas Woman’s effort-wise,” she said. “Obviously there are still things to fix, but I know we can get it all together before this weekend’s games.”
McCorkle said he hopes the team can pull it together for West Texas as well.
“West Texas has been a good quality opponent for us in the past,” he said. “We lost both games against them last year and they went on to be the conference champions, so we have to have a bit of a chip on our shoulder and be really focused to get a result.”