MSC soccer teams take winning streaks on the road versus Univ. of Arkansas-Rich Mountain
September 16, 2019
The Murray State College soccer teams traveled to Mena, Ark. September 15 for a regional match-up versus University of Arkansas-Rich Mountain. Going into the games, the first regional game for the men and second for the Lady Aggies, both MSC teams were looking to extend winning streaks and protect undefeated seasons.
The MSC women’s team and Rich Mountain each had several defensive stands and surges of offense throughout the first half, but were unable to translate them into goals until sophomore Katia Casanova scored late in the first half to give the Aggies a one-to-zero lead. Both defenses stood strong for a majority of the second half until Aggie sophomore Alexes Sanchez was able to net the Aggies second goal of the game 27 minutes into the second half. The goal by Sanchez, who had six shots on goal in the final 20 minutes of the game, helped secure the Aggies’ two-to-zero victory over the Bucks. The shutout win brings the Aggies’ record to two wins and zero losses in regional play and to a seven and zero record for the season.
The match between the Aggie men and University of Arkansas-Rich Mountain was also a battle of defenses and included five saves by Aggie sophomore goalie Dan Huff. The regional opponents battled to a scoreless tie in the first half and, despite 12 shots on goal by the Aggies and eight by the Bucks, regulation time ended with the teams still tied at zero. The deadlock continued through a first, then second 10-minute overtime period with the Aggies recording a pair of shots on goal in each of the extra periods. The game ended in a zero-to-zero tie, bringing the Aggies’ record to seven wins, zero losses, and one tie.
Next for both Aggie teams are tough road games versus defending regional champions Rose State College on Thursday, September 19.