The Women’s soccer team ended their game against Rogers State Tuesday the 17th with a win, finishing 3-1.
Only one shot went past goalkeeper Kristen Morency, putting the Golden Eagles down a goal at the start of the second half, but the team managed to make a strong comeback. Sophomore Nicole Kosin snuck the ball inside the right post at the 80 minute mark, scoring the first goal for the Golden Eagles, followed by Junior Casey O’Brien, who put John Brown ahead in the game after her direct shot 85 minutes into the match. Junior Laura Garcia scored the third point with a low, hard shot to the bottom right corner in the 88th minute.
“It was obvious we were all putting in extra effort to make a comeback when they scored on us,” O’Brien said. “It wasn’t just one person independently that allowed us to make that comeback,” said O’Brien, “we pulled it together as a team.”
Junior Madison Susmilch, who played the entire 90 minutes of the game, believes her teams’ efforts were obvious as well. “We won the balls we fought for” said Susmilch, “We really put forth an effort, and I think it showed throughout the game and ended up paying off.”
The team will begin playing their SAC games on September 28th against St. Gregory’s in Oklahoma, which leaves time for a little improvement.
Susmilch said, “We need to continue to want the ball, and work on getting on the end of crosses and free kicks”.
O’Brien saw room for improvement as well. “We need to put in the effort we did against Rogers State after we were down a point at the start of every game, rather than waiting until we are down to try to make a comeback”, said O’Brien.
The Golden Eagles will play their next game at Benedictine in Kansas on September 21st at 5 p.m.