Newman soccer teams keep struggling

By Rubi Torres, staff writer

The women’s soccer team now holds a record of 3-5 after losing to Dallas Baptist and St. Edwards last weekend.

The Jets fought hard against St. Ed­wards, who is ranked third in the na­tion, but when the buzzer went off the game ended with a score of 4-0.

After playing St. Edwards, the wom­en’s team faced Dallas Baptist on Sat­urday and again fell short and with a score of 1-0.

Brandon Sweatman. Photographer
Junior Robert Butler running down the field past St. Edwards defender last Thursday.

“We are able to give each other criticism during the game, without one another get­ting mad or taking it personal,” said sophomore Mei-Mei Senthavy. “One major thing is that no matter what is going on, during the game or outside of it, we always play for each other. We are a team and we love each other.”

Senthavy explained her own moti­vation.

“During the game I keep myself moti­vated by doing everything I can to my best ability, and I try my hardest to win every ball and to complete every pass,” Senthavy said. “As long as I know that I gave it my all then I am satisfied. I play for myself and for my team. The team keeps each other motivated by en­couraging each other every chance we get. Even if we mess up and are aware of that, we still cheer each other on.”

The Lady Jets hold a conference record of 1-3 and will be traveling to Abilene, Texas to face McMurry Uni­versity on Oct. 4.

On the men’s side, the Jets came up short when they lost 1-0 to St. Ed­ward’s. Against Dallas Baptist they tied after 110 minutes of scoreless play time.

Despite losing one game and tying the other, the Jets believe the team had many positive things come out of the game.

“I think we dominated both games this past weekend, but were unfortunate at the end of the day not to be able to put in some goals,” said senior Matt McCon­nell. “We possessed the ball much bet­ter this weekend than the past couple weeks, and defensively we were as strong as we could be. I think we need to start putting away our chances go­ing forward and defend a little bit bet­ter on set pieces and we should start putting wins on the board.”

Saturday, the team played against Dallas Baptist in attempts to win their first home game.

“Saturday, we played together as any team should, but came up short each time on our chances,” said junior Zac Gramke. “We had several opportu­nities to score but something wasn’t clicking. I believe we need to work on our finishing, helping us score more goals period.”

Although the men’s team fell short last weekend, they are optimistic about their future games. Their over­all record is 1-6-1, with a conference record of 1-2-1.

The team will face McMurry Uni­versity at 3:30 p.m. today in Abilene, Texas.

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