Stars Fall to CMU, Score in Second Straight MatchJunior captain Kenzie Andrade highlighted the 16-1 loss with her top-shelf goal in the 79th minute
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Overshadowing the 16 goals allowed in the Stephens College soccer match with Central Methodist (Mo.) was another second-half goal scored by the Stars.
Junior captain Kenzie Andrade (Columbia, Mo.) said after the game that the pieces are starting to fall in place for the Stars.
“I’m amazed with how quickly these girls improve game-by-game,” Andrade noted. “We can only go up from here. Our defense has it on lock down. Now we just need to put our offense in the same place.”
After going 13 matches in a row without finding the back of the net, the Stars (0-5-0) have now scored in two straight matches. Only 106 minutes of play passed between freshman Rose Baka’s goal Tuesday against MacMurray College and Kenzie Andrade’s goal in the 79th minute on Friday (Sept. 13).
Stephens capitalized on a CMU defensive miscue and pushed upfield with nice passes from Kara Henry and Dani Wilson. Andrade juked the remaining defender for the open shot on goal. Instead going left or right with the shot, the junior went top shelf and out of reach for Eagles’ goalkeeper Raechel Favuzza.
The goal was just another glimpse of the drastic improvement and teamwork coming from the Stephens’ soccer club running with just one sub.
Stephens College totaled three shots on the day including a shot on goal by Rose Baka. Keeper Briannica Ponder recorded 12 saves as Central Methodist posted 28 shots on target.
The Stars return to the pitch on Monday (Sept. 16) in a 4 p.m. matchup with Iowa Wesleyan College.