The women’s soccer team stumbled over the weekend, losing twice at home to Morehead State University 2-1 on Friday, and Tennessee Technological University 1-0 on Sunday, Oct. 11.
During the game against Morehead State, Head Coach Derek Burton said he was pleased with the performance of his team, but feels as though consistency has been the team’s issue.
“We played well enough during the game,” Burton said. “But we cannot seem to get it done consistently. We created a lot of chances.”
With the season winding down and only five more games left, Burton said that it is now or never for the Cougars.
“We just have to pay attention to detail and realize that to win a conference game, it takes all-out intensity without hesitation,” Burton said.
During the game, the Cougars had four shots on goal, five saves, four corner kicks and only three fouls.
According to Burton, junior defenders Kassidy Rawdon and Cory Levels had a standout game.
“Kassidy Rawdon and Cory Levels were both showing their upperclassmen leadership and what it takes to inspire and push their teammates,” Burton said.
Burton said the Cougars have played with a lot of intensity and energy during the game, but want to keep other teams from scoring.
“We just want to continue to pay attention to detail and keep them out of our net,” Burton said.
Sunday, Oct.11, the Cougars had eight shots on goal, two saves, seven corner kicks, and five fouls.
Burton said the Cougars continue to work hard and put forth a great effort and performance, but finishing the games with a win has been their issue.
“We continue to work really hard, but it has become a frustrating scenario because we can’t get the end result,” Burton said.
Even though the Cougars were unable to get the win, Burton said the team continues to put forth high energy and create many chances.
“There was a lot of heart poured into the game by our team,” Burton said. “There was a lot of energy put into creating opportunities.”
Burton said he is confident moving forward for the future games ahead of them.
“I feel great about moving forward,” Burton said. “I am always ready to go. We have a lot of little injuries holding us back and we only have one game next weekend, so it will provide us with some much needed rest.”
The Cougars’ next game is against Eastern Kentucky University at 1 p.m., Sunday Oct. 18 at Korte Stadium.