The Texas Wesleyan women’s soccer team came out kicking with a 5-0 conference opening win over Bacone College Sept. 20 at Martin Field.
The Lady Rams wasted no time to make the initial play within the first three minutes of the game. Zamora Bell, freshman forward, scored the first goal for the Rams from a pass play by Kaeley Albus, junior midfielder, to take the lead 1-0.
Aubree Gallego, senior captain and goalkeeper, was excited for the opening conference game against Bacone College.
“It was our first conference game, and we finally showed what the 2012 Wesleyan women’s soccer team was all about,” Gallego said.
Midway through the first half of play, possession was about even for both teams. However, as the half was ending the Lady Rams sparked with a few goals.
Sabina Obidinski, freshman midfielder, shared a bang-bang play with Brianna Wilson, sophomore defender, that eventually turned the Wesleyan lead to 2-0 heading into halftime.
The second half started off with a booming dominance from the Lady Rams with a back-to-back goal from a header from Bell to Obidinski. Obidinski then overwhelmed the keeper with a rebound to make it a 4-0 game.
The Lady Rams sealed the win with a header from Leah Valtman, senior defender, to give the Lady Rams a 5-0 win.
“We held a shutout and scored five goals,” Gallego said.“We came together as a team, and we played like we knew how.”
Jordan Stellato, sophomore defender, felt this game was the first time the team played up to their potential all season.
“Our communication, team chemistry and work rate all across the field was awesome last night,” Stellato said. According to ramsports.net, Josh Gibbs, head coach of the women’s soccer team, was thrilled with his team’s victory on Sept.20.
“I feel like that was the first time we played up to our potential. It was a huge effort for everyone,” Gibbs said. “Great to see us play like I know we are capable.”
Gallego said the underclassmen came out ready to play.
“We had success with getting balls on frame which led to goals,” she said.
Gallego said the team still needs some work on keeping the ball down and at the feet instead of the balls they tend to play the most with in the air.
“Overall, it was a great match, and I’m excited to see what we do to the rest of the teams in the conference,” Gallego said.
Texas Wesleyan will play next against Our Lady of the Lake University at 3 p.m. on Sept. 27 in San Antonio.
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