The ACU soccer team was in action Friday against Prairie View A&M and got its first victory of the season winning by a dominant score of 5-0. This gives the Wildcats a record of 1-3-1 while the Panthers are now 0-3.
“Our main focus in practice was our shots, because we had been taking a lot in games, but not enough of them were on goal. We definitely wanted to work on finishing our chances because we were beating ourselves each game,” said sophomore Chelsea Reedy.
The Wildcats took an unbelievable 53 shots with 26 of them coming on goal. Senior forward Natalie Throneberry took ten of those shots with six of hers coming on goal. Throneberry also scored two of the five goals for the Wildcats in the winning effort. The other goals came from Reedy, sophomore Dylan Owens, and senior Allie Gerner. These were the first goals of the season for each of these players. Redshirt freshman Rachel Johnson was in the goal for the full 90 minutes and made two saves.
“I think we settled into the game and played off of each other,” Throneberry said. “Our coaches told us especially for this game that we needed to constantly move and make runs off of each other, so each detail of our game was really working today.”
The Panthers took a total of five shots with two of them coming on goal. Alexis Mack led the team with two shots and put one of them on goal. Goalkeeper Brooke Merino had a very busy day seeing 26 shots on goal and putting up an outstanding 21 saves.
“We are pretty confident after today, it was nice to get five goals and gain a lot of confidence going into the game against Tech. We just have to settle down and get ready for our next match,” Throneberry said.