MIAA play underway for Washburn soccer

Ben Fitch

The Lady Blues will face the Central Missouri Jennies, tomorrow. The second match-up this season after a loss in Warrensburg, Mo.

“We need to tighten defending up and not give chances away, especially easy chances,” said Coach Tim Collins, “we need to be more creative.”

Collins said the team is excited about being back home, especially since playing the home field may give the team an advantage. The Ladies have suffered a three-game losing streak since the beginning of the MIAA season. But the loss to Truman State was not perceived as a brutal one.

“That team is one of the best teams in the conference, if not the nation,” said Collins.

Defender Jordan Shefte, junior, picked up a red card after a slide. It was deemed that she had illegally stopped a goal-making shot.

“It’s one of those things that happens in soccer, you have to look past it and still support the team,” she said.

The Ladies played a man down for the rest of the game. Collins said he attempted to contest the call so Shefte could play in the game against Missouri Western, but it was too late. Shefte said she would have made the same defensive play if she had it to do over again.

“I did what I was supposed to as a defender, which is to stop goal making opportunities.”

Collins said the players to watch will be Angela Wiseman, No. 24; Ashley Taylor, No. 4 and Markie Gallagher, No. 14 on the offensive side of the field, and Jordan Shefte, No. 11; Kelsey Raiman, No. 26 and Danielle Sicard, No. 18 on defense.