The women’s soccer team headed into conference 1-6 after their preseason games. Their one win came against Randall University where the Warriors shut out the Saints 4-0 by scoring two goals in each half.
“As of right now the season has a had a rough start. But in all honesty, we have seen some great improvements throughout the pre-conference games and these past two conference games,” junior Lauren Weiland said.
Sophomore Hannah Dort agreed. “Some areas of improvement would be working together as a team, playing the full 90 minutes with energy and confidence, and working together to score goals in the attack,” she said.
Warrior Fest hosted the Warriors’ first conference game at home against Ottawa University. Both teams held each other scoreless in the first half. Dort scored the first goal of the game, helping the Warriors to take the lead. But two subsequent goals by the Braves would go unmatched as Ottawa defeated Sterling, 2-1.
“Overall, in the last few games, we have been able to pick ourselves up from some losses,” freshman Isabella Galvez said. “As each day [goes on], we are practicing harder and harder to reach our goal to win games in conference. The mindset we have is to learn from our mistakes but also win and finish.”
Their second conference game hosted the University of St. Mary Spires who took an early 1-0 lead in the first half. Sterling scored one of their own in the second, but the Spires came out on top, 3-1.
“This season has been a rebuilding season for us, as we got a new head coach,” Dort said. “It has been a fun season so far, amidst our ups and downs and imperfect record. We will continue to grow together as a family.”
PHOTO CUTLINE: Photo by Hannah Abbate
Freshman Isabella Galvez celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Sept. 24 against Ottawa University. The Lady Warriors came up short, losing 2-1.
Photo by Hannah Abbate
Senior Jacqueline Vargas drives past a Central Christian defender on Sept. 21 during the Warrior Fest game in Sterling. The Lady Warriors lost the match 6-1.