Lady Roadrunners Victorious Over CMU Eagles
The Lady Roadrunners hosted the Central Methodist University Eagles on Sunday and won the match 2-0, scoring the goals in the second half.
Freshman midfielder Karina Esquivel scored on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box with about 12 minutes remaining in the match. Sophomore forward Tiffany Wehmeyer put the game away when she scored off a breakaway pass courtesy of sophomore midfielder Grace Franke with about two minutes remaining in the match.
Wehmeyer led with seven shots. As a team, SFCC registered 18 shots and three on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Trinity Sigler nine saves to record the shutout.
“We knew that Central Methodist liked to pass the ball around and try to find gaps,” said head coach Jaime Beltran. “They like to stretch you out. Our game plan was to not let them do that. We wanted to have our players playing solid and organized. We wanted to use our counterattack.
“The gaps started to open up more and more as the game went on, and we were able to take advantage. I was really proud of the way the girls took on the new system, worked on it and today it paid dividends,” coach Beltran said.
The Lady Roadrunners record currently stands at 3-7-1, 1-2 in Region 16.
David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics