By Matthew Royal, staff writer
Newman University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted Oklahoma Christian University this weekend.
The women’s team picked up its second win of the season, while the men’s team fell short.
The women’s Jets first goal came after just eight minutes of play, when Blair Terry scored to mark her first goal of the season.
“It felt great to see all of our hard work finally pay off with a win,” Team Captain Megan Hostick said. “It is a feeling that we are looking to carry this weekend, and all of us want to be able to celebrate together with being undefeated in conference.”
Player Harriet Jakeman provided an assist by passing the ball across the field to teammate Tori Hostick, who also kick-started her goal scoring tally this season as her shot from outside of the box found the back of the net after hitting the post.
Head Coach Victor Garcia-Bebek and his team will now proceed into their conference games with a 2-3 record.
The men’s team, however, has not been as fortunate. They remain grounded, without a victory so far this season.
The second period of the game was all in the hands of the Jets as Head Coach Cliff Brown’s team fought its way back into the game.
However, Brown’s team suffered a blow after Oklahoma’s Eagles swooped down to snatch the game away with just three minutes remaining.
“I felt that we played well the last game but nowhere near our best,” said graduate assistant Chris Vaughn. “I expect to get results from this coming games as we get more into our conference season.”
In spite of the team’s loss, the Jets landed their first goal of the season with the help of Marcio Souza. Due to NCAA technicalities, Souza was unable to play the previous games. This new addition may be of great help to the men’s soccer team in future games.
Both teams for the Jets will now travel to Texas to take on Texas A&M International on Sept. 20 for the start of Heartland Conference play.