“It’s frustrating because we are so good, we’ve just got to relate our practices and talents to results and game play,” Head coach Craig Shaw said.
The frustrating is coming during a year in which the women’s soccer team has started just 3-5 despite being the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s most talented team.
“I think we’re in a hole and all we have to do is dig ourselves out,” sophomore Dani Harris said.
Tigers took the first step to getting out of the hole with a 2-1 victory, Tuesday night at soccer stadium over Bethany College. The win ends a four game skid in which all losses came on the road.
Defense was key in the first half of the game as the Swedes were held without a shot and Fort Hays led 1-0 off Harris scoring within the 23rd minute.
The second half was sparked by a thrown in goal as sophomore Kylee Loneker tossed it up to sophomore Cenayda Guzman who netted it by a eye popping bicycle kick, that left everyone in awe, expect Guzman.
“In high school me and my dad would mess around outside and practice those silly things,” Guzman said.
Fort Hays got away from “playing their game” after the remarkable goal and Bethany clawed back within a goal when Jenna Russell scored making it 2-1. Defense shifted towards the Swedes from the 64th minute as the Tigers struggled to get by the mid stripe, but Fort Hays still held on for the win.
Next on the slate for Fort Hays is a MIAA opponent in Missouri Southern, as the Tigers are still looking for that first MIAA win. Game is set for 7 p.m.