HOW IT HAPPENED: The Reivers' came out commanding play against Iowa Central Community College, getting two quick goals both in the 7th minute of the game. The Tritons were able to answer back quickly with one goal in the 8th minute, exploiting the Reivers during some ill positioning of the back line. Then in the 13th minute of the game, sophomore Laura Chavez found freshman Kauany Sousa who was able to put the ball away, her second of the game. The Tritons kept good speed with their wingers, but were unsuccessful to get any more shots on goal. The half ended 5-1, Iowa Western.
The Reivers came out with intensity starting the second half, and were able to put 3 more away to end the game with an 8-1 victory over the Iowa Central Tritons.
NOTES & NUMBERS: Sophomore goalkeeper, Paula Conde came away with her first save of the season. Sophomore defender Jill Manhart and freshman defender Blanca Osorio both notched their first assists of the season. Veronica Herrera, sophomore defender, was able to connect with her head off of a corner kick for her first goal. Freshman forward Kauany Sousa got her 6th and 7th goals of the season. Sophomore midfielder Paige Moser put away a goal for the Reivers, her first of the season.
Head Coach Adam Sanchez:
"Our players did a great job executing our game plan of shutting down their central midfield on defense and working the ball out wide to move forward on offense. Our movement off the ball and finding the gaps in their defense was solid. It was a great opportunity to get another win in conference play that we took advantage of."
UP NEXT: The Reivers are back in action Saturday, September 22nd at Mason City, IA as they face conference opponent, North Iowa Area Community College. The match can be viewed live at www.njcaatv.com/iwcc. Match updates can be found on Twitter at @ReiverWSoccer.