‘Belles drive for more shutouts
‘New team’ ready to face Midwestern Mustangs
Published: Friday, September 27, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013 16:09
The Rambelles won 2-0 against St. Mary’s University on Sept. 22.
The team stands 3-2-1 overall as of Sept. 25. Their Sept. 20 game against Dallas Baptist was cancelled.
Head coach Travis McCorkle said his pre-season questions about the young team are still being answered.
“All of the questions I had about the team haven’t been answered yet, but we did get another shutout and our third win,” McCorkle said. “We need to continue with our defensive mentality that we are very strong and difficult to beat. We want the other team to have to do something special to get a goal.”
McCorkle said the team is still trying to figure out who their ‘go-to person’ will be. The ‘go-to person’ has to be able to create chances and put the ball in the net.
“So far we are doing well, but there are still things that we need to work on, like fitness,” sophomore Shay Williams said. “We are good, but we can always improve. I am excited for this year because we have a lot of potential, and if we get our stuff together we will be great.”
The Rambelles will be on the road playing Midwestern University on Sept. 26, opening their conference season, and Oklahoma Christian University on Sept. 28.
Last season the ‘Belles tied and then lost to Midwestern State University.
“This year, Midwestern has a lot of young players, similar to us, so it will be an issue of which team’s freshmen can outperform the other and of the leadership abilities the returning players bring,” McCorkle said.
No matter what this weekend’s results are, Williams said they will work together.
“Working together is a strength for us,” she said. “We are together as a family. Even if we are not good at something, we still are going to do it for each other.”
Senior Kara Edwards is excited to play Midwestern her senior year.
“We are a brand new team this year, so hopefully we can come out with a win against Midwestern,” Edwards said. “They don’t know the skills and talent of our freshmen, and that can be a very good advantage for us.”