Rambelles drive for more shutouts
Team plays hard, resulting in home split
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 17:09
The Rambelles fell 0-1 after double overtime to Fort Lewis College, only to recover a 2-0 win against Colorado Mesa this weekend.
“We played our best game of soccer against Fort Lewis and just didn’t get the goals that we needed,” Head Coach Travis McCorkle said.
The team dominated in statistics and opportunities, but had no luck with scoring, he said.
“The great thing is that we did not let Friday’s loss impact us psychologically,” McCorkle said. “Sunday, we came back and got the shutout and two goals, which is our objective in every game.”
Freshman Kathleen Keoughan said she is seeing the team apply what they learn in practice to the game.
“We are definitely improving and moving forward,” she said. “We should do really well [this coming up weekend] with our pattern play. We have been working really hard on passing and moving the ball.”
Sophomore Selena Alvarez said everything is coming together for the team.
“These games showed us how good we can play and how our coaches expect us to be,” she said. “Games prior to this, we hadn’t played up to our potential, so we were really proud to see how far we have come.”
The team hopes to give the same level of effort and come out with two wins this weekend, Alvarez said.
“No matter how well you do there is always something you could have done better,” she said.
The Rambelles will head to Dallas Sept. 20 to take on Dallas Baptist and then saddle up for St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Sept. 22.
Dallas Baptist was one of the best teams in the region last year so it gives the ‘Belles a good opportunity to measure themselves before going into conference play Sept. 26, McCorkle said.
“It’s a night game, and everyone will enjoy playing under the lights,” he said. “I believe we can pull a good crowd because a lot of the girls are from that area.”