We were surprised at time how little pressure Monroe was willing to put on us while we were in possession. Therefore, our back line was able to dictate the control and flow of the match with recycling the ball through our back line and finding opportunities to play the ball into dangerous central areas.
Our efforts and long periods of possession were rewarded in the first half with a goal from Olivia Nowak who scored on an unassisted goal as the result of capitalizing on a ball bouncing through the penalty area after a corner kick.
In the second half, we put ourselves in a position to score goals, being awarded a penalty kick after a Monroe handball in the penalty area and then finding two opportunities with an open net. Both chances, however, we were unable to convert on.
Jordan Kreger, as our goalkeeper, was relatively untested, but made the necessary shot stops when needed, finishing the night with a six saves.
Having our ladies perform this well against a cross-division opponent has put optimism within our roster that the progress we are seeing on the training field is translating to the match pitch. This win takes our SEC record to 1-1 and our over-all record to 2-3.