Snow women’s soccer score sixth win
By Emily Staley
Sept. 28th, 2017
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah—The Snow Lady Badgers soccer team kicked off their weekend with their sixth win of the season.
The team played Salt Lace Community College (SLCC) this on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game went smoothly with a concrete 5-1 win, and Saturday ended with the team’s second tie of the season.
Despite the windy Friday afternoon, the Lady Badgers started strong with a goal in the ninth minute by Freshman Sophie Stewart.
From there, Sophomore Nicole Jenkins took over for three goals in a row. Jenkins scored her first goal in the 22nd minute—with an assist by Freshman Jaycee Hafen,—her second in the 30th minute, and her third at minute 54.
Two minutes later SLCC scored in the 56th minute, but the Badgers only let it happen once, making it SLCC’s singular goal of the game.
The Lady Badgers finished up the game with their fifth and final goal, by Sophomore Cheyenne Jacobs, assisted by Freshman Angela Clayton.
Saturday was a cold, cloudy day, setting the mood for the game. Snow and SLCC battled hard, but neither team seemed to be able to put the ball one way. Several shots were made, but none of them successful. The game ended with an exasperating double-goose egg tie for both teams.
“The women’s team was fantastic yesterday,” said coach Nuno Gourgel. “Their energy was great. Today the team was tired, and that showed in our performance. But when you play championships, you won’t get good results if you don’t play good enough.”
Gourgel could not be more right. If the team isn’t putting all their strength into the game, it is impossible to win. If the team puts their heart and soul into the game, however, they will be able to defy the odds and come out on top.
Undefeated, the Lady Badgers have won six of their games this season, with only two frustrating ties on their record to disturb their winning streak.
This week the Lady Badgers get to play on home turf for all three games. Their week will start out against Western Wyoming Community College on Tuesday (score unavailable at press time).Tomorrow and Saturday, the Lady Badgers will finish out their week against Utah State University Eastern.