The women’s soccer team will travel to La. this weekend, where they will battle two of their toughest competitors. They will be in Thibodaux today to play against Nicholls State University.
The Colonels are currently ranked first and have a 2-0 record in the Southland Conference. NSU is 8-0-1 overall this season with a seven-game winning streak.
Their conference wins come from defeating McNeese State University, 3-0 and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 2-1. Both of which will face off with ACU towards the end of the season.
The Wildcats will then head to Hammond, La. on Sunday to challenge Southeastern Louisiana University. It will be a match of top teams as ACU holds the second position in conference and SLU stands at third.
The Lions have a season record of 7-1-1 and 2-0 in the conference, with a double 1-0 victory against TAMUCC and MSU as well.
“We are now able to see game film of our opponents, which we weren’t allowed to do in the Lone Star Conference. We can see what we are up against and prepare for it,” Wilson said. “We’re not worried about the other team, just about playing our game. We know that if we take care of ourselves, we should get good results.”
Senior defender Brie Bushman also is looking to help her team get stronger.
“There is always room for improvement no matter how good you are, no matter what level you play,” Bushman said. “I think the team has done well so far at fixing the mistakes, which is something that we constantly need to keep in check.”
Besides being a leader in the team’s improvement, Bushman is also keeping the team optimistic, encouraging them as junior forward Taylor Brown has been out with an ankle sprain she received during the University of Texas El Paso game earlier in the season.
“We stay strong and play our game. That is when we succeed,” Bushman said. “I hope to leave just a passion for the game, and a passion for playing for each other and for God and for putting others before yourself. When you play out of love of your team, that’s when the game truly becomes beautiful.”