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Snow soccer teams win against Providence Christian in California

           Snow soccer teams win against Providence Christian in California

Matt Harris

Staff writer

9-8-2016

 

PASADENA, Calif.—The Snow College soccer teams performed well against Providence Christian College on Saturday, with both men’s and women’s teams winning their last friendly matches of the season, 3-0 and 2-1, respectively.

The Snow men’s team played first and showed a great display of teamwork and flow. Snow captain and midfielder Ule Acosta scored the first goal for the Badgers at 30 minutes in.

The second and third goals of the day for the Badgers came courtesy of forward Tanner Browning, who put in a goal in at minute 40, assisted by forward Felipe Noveli. Browning assisted on the third score, which was put in by forward Luis Miguel.

It was the second shutout of the season for the men’s team.

The women’s team played after the men. Freshman midfielder Nicole Jenkins started things off very early by scoring a goal for the Lady Badgers in the first minute of the match. Later on, Jenkins assisted on the second goal of the day, feeding the ball to fellow freshman midfielder Sadie Munns for the score.

Providence got their only goal of the match on a penalty kick, but with the goal being in the final minute of the match, it did little more for the Lady Sea Beggars than avoid a shutout.

Snow Head Coach Nuno Gourgel expressed confidence in the victories but also saw areas in team development that need improvement during the season. “As Providence Christian started to play a very physical and direct game, it took us out of the style of game we play,” Gourgel said, speaking particularly of the women’s team. “Since this will not be the last time we see this style of play this year, it was a really good learning opportunity for our team.”

Both teams will play at Western Wyoming Community College tomorrow. The Badgers will finally come home and play their home-opener on Friday, Sept. 23, against Salt Lake Community College.