Victory week for men’s and women’s soccer

By Rubi Torres, staff writer

The women’s team was able to pick up two wins while on the road last week. After 86 minutes of scoreless playtime against McMurry, the Jets were able to put one in the net to end the game with a score of 1-0.

The women’s team was able to stay motivated even after the score was tied at 0-0.

“We had to stay positive as a team and had to keep supporting each other even though we weren’t playing the best soccer we know we can play,” junior Jordan DeBoer said. “The positivity we kept on the field allowed us to move for­ward from our mistakes, correct them and turn the game around.”

“We knew we were the better team, and after many efforts, finally took ad­vantage of our offensive opportunity,” DeBoer said. “It was great to see our freshman Bonnie Charlton get a well-deserved goal. She was making the right runs the whole game and we finally con­nected and she was able to put it in the net.”

During the game against the Univer­sity of Texas Permian Basin, the Jets fell short in the first half, with a score of 1-0.

But during the second half, the Jets were able to attack and put two points up on the scoreboard, winning with a final score of 2-1.

“Our team has endless amounts of potential,” sophomore Sarenity Gomez said. “I believe we can meet that full potential this year with heart and hard work, which our team definitely is ca­pable of.”

The women’s next game takes place today against St. Edward’s University.

“We really hope that we can create an upset with the top teams in our con­ference,” Gomez said. “St. Edward’s and DBU are very confident teams and we are ready to shake that confidence and mess up their perfect records. It is time that the underdogs beat them, and we are ready to do just that.”

After having a loss and a tie on the road, the men’s team was able to stay optimistic and pull through with two wins against McMurry University and UTPB.

Against McMurry, the Jets shut down their opponents with a 4-0 finish.

“The team is extremely talented,” sophomore Abi Karmacharya said. “We went there and played as a team and were able to win.”

After beating McMurry, the Jets were able to carry that momentum against UTPB.

“The past few weeks we were talking about turning the season around and af­ter winning the game on Thursday, we decided that this was our turning point, and that helped us stay motivated going into our game on Saturday,” Karmacha­rya said. “We wanted those two wins on the road.”

After two overtime periods, the Jets left everything they had on the field and came out with a victory with a final score of 2-1.

“After the few minutes of playing them (UTPB), we knew we were more talented than them, so we started press­ing,” Karmacharya said. “More than anything, our team worked really well on doing everything together.”

The men’s and women’s teams will be travelling together to take on St. Ed­ward’s, with kick-off at 3:30 p.m. this af­ternoon in Austin, Texas.

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