The Wildcats played their second game of the season today against the University of Texas El Paso. Each team played hard defense in the game as the match ended in a 0-0 draw after two ten minute periods of overtime yielded no scoring.
“The coaches told us that they were impressed to see us put a full 90 minutes together,” junior Chloe Fifer said. “We’re trying to work on playing consistent all the way through the game and when are substitutes come in we want them to raise the level of the game and we were able to do that today.”
The women had a total of 23 shots, with ten of those coming in the second half, while the Miners took just 14. The Wildcats put 9 out of the 23 shots on goal, while the Miners put 3 of their 14 on goal. ACU’s redshirt junior Leslie Snider and freshman Brooke Lenz each took four shots and three of which were on goal. Senior goalkeeper Sydney Newton also made three saves in the draw today.
“I think we improved our communication on the field a lot,” said Lenz. “We were able to communicate on and off the ball and coming into this game we knew we had to be aggressive and that’s exactly what we did today.”
For the Miners, Aleah Davis had 4 shots with one of them being on goal. Yesenia Contreras and Kennad Chaudhary each took two shots with one of Chaudhary’s being on goal. Goalkeeper Alyssa Palacios had 7 saves for the Miners.
“Coming back from UTSA was pretty disappointing, so today we just wanted to focus on fighting and working together as a team,” Fifer said. “I think we did a great job of supporting and pushing each other to do great in this game.”
The Wildcats resume play at home when they host Oral Roberts University this Friday. ACU now boasts a 0-1-1 record and will be looking for their first win of the season which came in their third game a season ago.