Saddleback College’s women’s soccer team gained yet another win of 2-1 against Golden West College Tuesday, Sept. 27. The girls are officially still unbeaten going into their eighth game of this season.
During the first half, the girls were faced with a strong defensive line up and a tough goalie, coming out and blocking many attempted shots by the Gauchos. Though that did not stop them from coming out on top. With only 20 minutes left of the first half the score was still left at 0-0 with much efforts of the girls pushing to strive for a goal.
At 14 minutes and 8 sec left of the first half the Trailblazers came out lucky with a head shot by Angelica Tatum slipping passed our goalie straight into the back of the net. Gaucho ladies communicated loudly with each other preparing themselves for a stronger defense, and a stronger attacking offense. The goal was exactly what set the Gaucho spark for the girls to play harder, and tougher.
Going into second half with a score of 0-1 Gauchos were ready to turn this game around and to come out on top. Coaches from the sidelines chanted at the girls to win the ball, and to gain possession. Which is exactly what they did. With multiple attempt shots by the girls, they were coming in hard and motivated to stay unbeatable.
Finally with about thirty minutes left of the first half, #5 Amber Martin received a pass from #10 Emily Monig directly shooting the ball right past the goalies legs bringing the game to a tie of 1-1 ending the first half.
Starting second half the girls came with strong pressure and proceeded to be in control of the ball. Coming into contact with the ball came #28 Rachel Edelstein striking the ball into the upper right corner of the net slipping right past the tips of the goalie. Gauchos were in the lead.
The girls upheld their positions throughout the rest of the half second half and out-shot the trailblazers by 23-5. Coach Bj McNicol was happy with the results of the game and the efforts of both teams.
“Full credit to Golden West, they came into a fun environment and they tried to make a really tough game, in which they did” McNicol said. “Their keeper made some amazing saves, I thought they battled all the way to the end. Full credit to them and our girls from coming from a goal down to come back and make sure we got the win.”
“I think overall our attacking consumed them, we wanted it, we came out there, played hard and we got what we deserved.” Edelstein said.