Missouri Baptist proves tough draw for Archers

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin

Defensive battle results in 1-1 tie for Archers men’s soccer

The STLCC men’s soccer players (blue) attack the ball, which is up for grabs, during the game on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sophomore forward, Edin Mehmedovic scored the only goal for the Archers at the 21:37 mark of the second period, evening the score at 1, after Missouri Baptist took the lead in the opening period. The game was the Archers’ second tie this season. PHOTO | ALEX WHITE

The STLCC men’s soccer players (blue) attack the ball, which is up for grabs, during the game on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sophomore forward, Edin Mehmedovic scored the only goal for the Archers at the 21:37 mark of the second period, evening the score at 1, after Missouri Baptist took the lead in the opening period. The game was the Archers’ second tie this season. PHOTO | ALEX WHITE

By: ALEX WHITE
Staff Photographer

On Saturday, Sept. 20, the STLCC Archers men’s soccer team faced the Missouri Baptist University Spartans to a 1-1 tie. The tie brought the Archers’ record to 3-4-2.

The game was a defensive battle as both teams only managed to strike the nets once.

The majority of the first period seemed to be played primarily at center field, with both teams trying to find their way to the goal.

The Spartans struck first, scoring a goal early in the first period, leaving the Archers trailing the rest of the way.
“I have mixed emotions, I believe we did not start out well but we did end well – we will be more prepared for the second period,” said Archers Assistant Coach Matt Benoist.

The Archers came out for the second period and for the first 10 minutes the Archers offense were playing primarily on the Spartans’ side of the field.

The Archers, however, came through in the second period.

At 21:37 of the second period STLCC found the back of the net when Edin Mehmedovic scored the game-tying goal.
The third period continued to be a defense battle. The game was indicative of the final score, as neither team was truly able to obtain any long-term advantages.

A defensively stagnant game ended, 1-1.

Benoist stated his expectations for the rest of season.

“I expect it to be very unpredictable because our team can make a lot of little mistakes,” Benoist said. “The season is going to be very game to game based. We have a lot of young players on this team.”

Of 21 players on the Archers’ roster, 16 are freshman.

The Archers have 10 more games this season, beginning with a home game at STLCC-Florissant Valley against Metropolitan Community College at 4:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 25.

 

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