The Wildcats went on the road this weekend taking on Stephen F. Austin resulting 0-3, and Sam Houston, resulting 1-2.
ACU headed to Nacogdoches Friday night to play Stephen F. Austin.
Right as the whistle blew, SFA took the ball and started attacking. Only four minutes into the game, the Lumberjacks Colleen Feagins, a junior forward from Kingwood, stepped up and put the ball right past ACU goalkeeper, Lily Foster, from Coeur d Alene, Idaho.
“We were feeling really strong within the first 10 minutes,” ACU head coach Casey Wilson said. “We just gave away some missed coverage for the first goal.”
Although SFA started off strong, the Wildcats did not stop putting pressure on them. ACU secured two shot attempts, causing the Lumberjacks to second guess their game plan. Wilson said he does not look at the numbers, because the numbers do not replicate the playing on the field.
“We came in very strong in the second half,” Wilson said. “We had a lot of opportunities. Even though it was a 0-3 game, it was a lot closer than what the score showed.”
The Wildcats started to pick up the pace in the second period. Jordan Michie, a junior forward from Arlington, and Nicole Barham, a junior forward from Long Beach, California, both tallied two shot attempts, while Christina Arteaga, a senior forward from Pflugerville, and Ellen Joss, a senior defender from Louisville, Kentucky, tallied one shot on goal.
Later in the game, SFA took control once again, scoring two goals in the second period, making the final score, 0-3.
Sunday afternoon, ACU headed to Huntsville to meet Sam Houston.
After coming off of a loss two days prior, the Wildcats knew they had to pick up the pace.
With another early start, Sam Houston sunk the ball into the net within the first 10 minutes. Not too long after, Sam Houston received the open ball leading them to a score, putting the score at, 0-2.
“I felt like we played really well throughout the game,” Wilson said. “Especially in the second half. It doesn’t matter how many shots we have, it matters how many we can put in the net.”
ACU had the advantage in shot attempts with 26 over Sam Houston’s nine, but could not put enough in the back of the net.
The Wildcats fought for a goal for the majority of the game, until the 84th minute, where Chayse Thorne, a freshman defender from Rowlett, drove the ball downfield, scoring to put ACU on the board. This brought the final of, 1-2.
ACU finished the weekend with an overall record of 4-6-1 and a conference record of 2-2-1.
The Wildcats stay on the road and head to Chicago to face off against Chicago State on Saturday at 1 p.m.