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Brand new Snow soccer teams start in winning form—win for ladies, tie for men

Brand new Snow soccer teams start in winning form—win for ladies, tie for men

 

Matt Harris

Staff writer

8-25-2016

 

STERLING, COLO.—Snow College soccer is off to a great start, coming home from several matches in Colorado with a pair of wins and no losses.

In their first games ever, the men’s and women’s team pulled off a victory apiece and tied the rest of their games.

In games against Northwestern Junior College Monday, the Lady Badgers scored won, 5-1, while the men’s team got a tie, 2-2.

Prior to that, on Saturday, Aug. 20, both teams scrimmaged against Adams State University, resulting in the men’s getting their first win, 2-1, and the women’s team drawing, 0-0.

Later the same day, the men scrimmaged against a talented Trinidad State team and ended up with a 0-0 tie.

“I felt like we did really well,” men’s team captain Ule Acosta says. “We played really tough teams. They had more chemistry and experience than us, so the results that we got were outstanding. They couldn’t break our defensive backs. We played very well defensively.”

Acosta scored once against Northwestern and assisted forward B.J. Fullmer in making the Badgers’ second point. .

Head coach Nuno Gourgel said, “The boys did a great job of implementing what I was asking of them. Consistency is what we need right now. If we can find some consistency in our play, we will continue to get a lot better.”

The Lady Badgers pulled off the best game among all the contests when they defeated Northwestern, 5-1. Midfielder Sadie Munns led all scorers with two goals, while Mikaela Cox, McKenna Christiansen and Cheyanne Jacobs each added one goals.

Of the women’s team, Gourgel said, “Things come natural to them without instruction.”

The Badger soccer teams be in St. George this Friday to scrimmage against Dixie State University. The men will play at 4:30 p.m. and the women at 7:30 p.m.

Both teams will have their final scrimmage of the season against Providence Christian College in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 3, before conference play begins.