At 2-2 on the season at press time, Campbellsville University Women’s Soccer looks to go far in the post season this year.
Losing their first game of the season on August 30, to Indiana Wesleyan University in two overtimes, CU just barely missed an opportunity to knock off one IWU’s All-American scorers.
Freshman, Aris Kuntz scored the first goal of the game, and of her career from about 12 yards out as she lifted the ball over the reach of the IWU goalie.
Heading into halftime tied at one apiece, the score remained unchanged until 2:46 left to play in the second overtime, CU lost 1-2.
“We showed we can play with anyone. We never gave up.” Head Coach, Thom Jones said in an interview with CU Sports information after the game.
CU went on to win their next two, a 1-0 win over Asbury University on September 4, and a 5-0 win over Bryan College on September 8.
Juniors, Jessica Ralph and Brandie Hagerman swept the Mid-South Conference Players of the Week honors after CU’s two wins. Ralph earned Offensive Player of the Week, the first of her career. Hagerman won Defensive Player of the Week, the seventh of her career and first of the season.
Campbellsville’s two-game winning streak was snapped at home to the likes of (10) Martin Methodist on September 11. CU lost that game 0-2.
“When you play the number ten team in the nation, you can’t make mistakes, and we did.” Jones said in another interview with CU Sports Information.
“But the best part is we never stopped fighting. The girls kept working hard and played the whole 90 minutes. That is what will help us come tournament time.”
For more information on Campbellsville University Women’s Soccer, visit the Official Atheletic Website at, www.campbellsvilletigers.com.
Wed, September 19, 2012
by Matthew Schmuck