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One Goal Is Enough for Archers in Win over Lindenwood-Belleville

October 14, 2011

Meggin Werner  
Goalie Meggin Werner made sure Erica Kaiping's
goal stood up as she shut out Lindenwood Univer-
sity-Belleville 1-0 Thursday.

In a game that required Meggin Werner to turn in her best performance of the year, St. Louis Community College’s goalkeeper did just that. Werner (Mehlville) put on a clinic in a 1-0 win over Lindenwood University-Belleville Thursday.

Offensively, the Archers were unable to put away multiple opportunities that would have created some insurance for Werner and the STLCC defensive unit. The shutout was Werner’s second since taking over as the team’s starting goalie midway through the season.

“I think I’ve gained a lot more confidence,” said Werner, who had her share of struggles earlier in the season before settling in.

Werner, who had grown accustomed to having a bit more breathing room than what she was working with on Thursday, relished the opportunity to hang on to a one-goal lead.

“It’s a bit more nerve-wracking, but it feels good to be able to hold on to that 1-0 score,” Werner said.

Sophomore forward Erica Kaiping (Waterloo, Ill.) notched the Archers’ only goal of the game, with 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The win was the Archers’ ninth of the season, as STLCC moved above .500 with just two games remaining in the regular season. The win also allowed the Archers to split the season series against Lindenwood-Belleville. In their only previous meeting, the Archers fell 3-2 in double overtime.

“Kaiping did a good job,” STLCC head coach Juergen Huettner said. “But we had a lot of chances. We could have made this a lot worse for Lindenwood than we did.”

The Archers conclude their home slate at 11 a.m. Sunday at Florissant Valley against Dakota Technical College. Their final tune-up before the postseason begins will be at Lewis and Clark Community College on Thursday (Oct. 20). The Archers begin the Region XVI Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Notes

The Archers will conclude their regular season schedule without the services of sophomore forward Sarah Cook (Northwest), who, along with Lindenwood-Belleville’s Danielle Sotnyk, received a red card for a scuffle in the second half of Thursday’s game.