On a field ablaze with sunlight, Truett-McConnell's Lady Bears worked together to make a stellar win against the Belhaven University Blazers, shooting far past the Blazers with a shimmering score of 6-2.
The teams spent most of the first half feeling out each other's offenses and defenses, but Lady Bears were the first to find an opening. They gained control of the field and applied steady pressure to the Blazer's defense. It paid off. Ten minutes before half time, Joy Smith scored the first shot, and Mallory Reynolds gave the Bears another goal within just a minute and a half of the buzzer.
Halftime over, the Blazers burst onto the field to capture their own first goal, but the Bears quickly put a check on the outburst. Minutes later, the Bears extended their one point lead with two more goals scored successively by Hannah Eison and Maddy Clark. The Blazers looked to turn up the heat a second time, but were only able to build up enough energy to score once more during the game. Again, the Bears bolted into the last ten minutes, scoring two more goals, one by Maddy Clark and the last by Joy Smith.
Head Coach David McDowell was very pleased with his team's effort today. "We have been playing well for the past few weeks but our results have not reflected our performance. The attitude, work ethic and commitment of the girls has been phenomenal throughout this time and we finally clicked today and got the result our performance deserved" McDowell said.
McDowell also pointed out some great individual performances for today. "Joy Smith has really turned it on the past few games and is always a danger when she gets the ball and I was glad for her to get those two goals today. I also felt our midfield dominated proceedings again and had some strong showings with Maddy Clark and Tania Perez playing particularly well. However, the overall team performance is what I want to focus on as this is our strength and the sacrifice and unity that they play with is superb," he said
The Lady Bears will aim for another win at Southern Wesleyan University on Wednesday, October 17.