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Archers Enter Final Weeks Looking for More
October 15, 2013
|Freshman Taylor Tosovsky is among the team leaders in assists
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Most coaches may look at the body of work compiled by the St. Louis Community College women’s soccer team and see a stellar season replete with offensive outbursts and quality victories, a team capable of competing for a national title.
For Juergen Huettner, that hasn’t been nearly enough to satisfy.
The Archers’ head coach was less than enthused following a 0-0 tie with Southwestern Illinois College to close last week’s schedule, a tie that moved the Archers’ season record to 11-4-2. The Archers preceded Thursday’s tie by winning five games by a combined score of 35-2.
“The SWIC game, we were certainly hoping for more than a scoreless tie,” Huettner said. “We’re not as consistent as we need to be. We score a lot of goals in one game, but numbers only really count against the top teams.”
Huettner was left a bit concerned following the Archers’ recent scoring spree among lighter competition over the past two weeks. While some may look at the last two weeks as a luxury, the midseason break in scheduling has actually made things difficult for Huettner and his staff. The two-week surge in offense had a way of cultivating a sense of contentedness that Huettner has worked diligently to avoid.
“Those easy games, they don’t really make it easier,” Huettner said. “You then play better competition and things don’t fall into your lap, and you only come out and play at 80 percent of your ability.”
The Archers will now see some of that stiff competition today, when they travel to Lewis and Clark Community College. STLCC has had its share of struggles against the Trailblazers, including a 3-0 loss at home on Sept. 23.