ROSEMOUNT, MN: The Reiver women's soccer team blanked conference foe Dakota County Technical College 13-0 to remain undefeated in conference.
HOW IT HAPPENED: The Reivers got on the board early in the 1st minute as freshman Moriah Lucas finished off a pass from Laura Chavez 44 seconds in to the match. Iowa Western would go on to get goals from 7 different goal scorers including braces from Lucas, Brazilian Kauany Sousa, Iowa natives Ashley Overberg & Paola Ochoa, right back Blanca Osorio, and sophomore Alex Boss. Attacking midfielder, Anyeli Solarte added a strike of her own to increase her goal tally for the year. The Reivers finished the game with a 13-0 win against conference opponent, Dakota County.
NOTES & NUMBERS: Iowa Western continues their ICCAC undefeated streak to 25-0-0 with their last defeat coming at home when they lost 1-0 to end conference play in 2015. (IWCC clinched first place in 2015 in the ICCAC despite the loss). The Reivers have outscored their conference opponents 48-1 through the first 5 conference games this season. Lucas & Osorio each recorded their first goals of the season in the match. Sophomore Chavez continues her strong play and bid for ICCAC Player of the Year registering her 10th & 11th assist on the year duplicating her season double-double from a year ago.
Head Coach Adam Sanchez: "Today was really massive for us. The focus from the group was excellent from the beginning and we got 3 points on the road, which is extremely difficult in a tough conference. Max points are crucial as we close out September. However, winning in October is what defines great teams and great seasons. The remaining schedule is tricky and we have to prepare well to continue to push for a play-off spot. The team is in great spirits and hopefully ready for October's challenges."
UP NEXT: The Reivers are back in action on Tuesday, October 2nd as they face Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer, IA for another conference match up. The match can be viewed live at www.njcaatv.com/iwcc. Match updates can be found on Twitter at @ReiverWSoccer.