The Golden Eagle’s traveled to Chickasha, Okla., on Tuesday to play against the University of the Science and Arts where they achieved a 3-1 victory.
Freshmen players made all three of JBU’s goals. Savannah Beth and Sara Lachance both obtained their first collegiate career goals, and Hannah Poor scored the final JBU goal.
“We passed and possessed the ball well. We took advantage of our opportunities to score goals as well,” said junior Rachel Harris.
Senior Laura Bradshaw attributes the win to working hard along with following and finishing shots. Being positive on the field is something Bradshaw sees her team succeed at.
“We don’t argue, but rather encourage each other in order to motivate one another, and I love that about us.”
With multiple players out for the season with serious injuries, Bradshaw believes her team has had to work harder than normal.
“As much as we don’t want injured players, seeing them is a reminder that you never know when your last game will be, so we have to play our best and leave it all on the field,” Bradshaw said.
Harris sees the motivation as well and also believes her team acting as a family unit.
“We are all family and have each others backs. Having injured teammates has really brought us closer as a team.”
With a home game this Saturday against Oklahoma Baptist, the team has time to improve.
Harris said that the team needed to work on crossing and finishing, as well as winning the ball in the air off long balls.
“We can always improve our communication,” Bradshaw said. “Talking is super important for team chemistry and when the field is quiet we tend to play slower.”
Saturday’s game against Oklahoma Baptist begins at 1 p.m.