COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s soccer team remained unbeaten with another shutout on Saturday over Barton Community College, a team that received votes in the latest NJCAA pre-season poll.
The Cougar women, who knocked off No. 3 Iowa Western Community College in overtime on Friday, continued the defensive intensity on Saturday, in beating Barton 2-0.
“The women played good. They played a very disciplined game like they did against Iowa Western,” WNCC head coach Todd Rasnic said. “We were able to wear the opponent down and get some opportunities in front of goal and finished the chances that we got.”
Rasnic said that he was surprised with how his team played considering they played Friday and Barton didn’t.
“We were tired and Barton didn’t play yesterday [Friday],” Rasnic said. “My expectations were that we probably would do well the first half and get dominated in the second half. But, what happened was is we wore them out the first half and then we dominated them in the second half.”
Neither team scored in the first half. The second half was a different story as the Cougars started to dominant play.
Perla Guzman scored the first goal of the match for the Cougars 15 minutes into the second half.
The lead stayed that way until Bethany Fuchs netted an insurance goal with 20 minutes left to play for the 2-0 lead.
“The run of play was going both ways,” Rasnic said. “They were getting opportunities but, once again, our defense was just good. They covered all the pressure that Barton could bring. Barton has some really fast players on top. Our girls were just smarter. It wasn’t that we were faster, we just played smarter than they did.”
WNCC, 2-0, will hit the road next weekend when they travel to Gillette, Wyoming, to face Mount Marty on Saturday and then Dakota County Technical College on Sunday.