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Women’s Soccer Captures Sixth Straight Win
September 25, 2012
|Taylor Giese scored what proved to be the game-
winning goal in the Archers' 2-0 win over North-
eastern Oklahoma A&M Sunday.
Even with the string of encouraging performances the St. Louis Community College women’s soccer team had over the past two weeks, head coach Juergen Huettner remained somewhat reserved in his praise, waiting to see how his team would perform against another top-tier opponent.
He found out Sunday, when the Archers completed another dominant performance with a 2-0 win over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, who entered the contest with a 6-1 record.
Freshman forward Taylor Giese (Seckman) scored off a corner kick in the 36th minute to give the Archers their first lead.
Freshman forward Colleen McComish (Oakville) provided the insurance goal in the 80th minute, with fellow freshman forward Jessica Smugala (Seckman) assisting.
“This was pretty impressive,” Huettner said of his team’s performance on the road. “With the exception of the Kaskaskia game, we’ve really maintained our focus. I think we’ve dominated our opponents in all of our wins. This was a little bit different caliber of an opponent. This was a quality team.”
The win was the sixth in a row for the Archers, with five of the six victories coming by at least a two-goal margin.
The victory also validated the confidence of a team that, despite its youth, has grown and established itself as a formidable opponent by midseason.
“That’s the real ‘plus’ going for us now,” Huettner said. “Those kids are confident now, and with their youth, they’re playing with a little bit of a swagger at this point. It’s very promising for us coaches, because they play like they’ve been together for a long time.”
The Archers will look for that swagger—and success—to continue to show itself later today, when they take on St. Charles Community College in Cottleville. The Archers return home Thursday against Lindenwood University-Belleville.