STERLING— On Tuesday night, the McPherson College women's soccer team had a close game against the Sterling Warriors and ended up pulling through to win on the road 2-1.
"I'm proud of the way the team didn't give up in their comeback win today," Bulldogs coach coach Mark Olson said.
The entire game was played at high odds and very close. Both teams had opportunities to score, though the Bulldogs kept possession most of the game. All of the goals were scored in the second half of the game, and so the first half came up scoreless and added more pressure for the teams. The Bulldogs had nine shots, while the Warriors had one in the first half. Goalie Christie Silber did not have to make any saves the first half either, and the Bulldogs defense held their line steady. Also, the offense kept possession and attacking the goal.
"We created a lot of chances, and it was nice to see a few get to the back of the net finally this year," Olson said.
In the second half, in the 47th minute, Sterling scored a goal. Dina Der Vartanian responded with the equalizer in the 60th minute on a penalty kick. Once both teams were tied, the Bulldogs kept trying to attack and had a total of nine shots for the second half. Silber had to make one save for the Bulldogs as well. In the 65th minute, Isabel Medina scored her first goal of the season. After the second goal, the Bulldogs kept possession and kept the win.
The Bulldogs, now 2-8-3 on the season, battle at home for senior night against Saint Mary's at home on Saturday. Kickoff between the Bulldogs and Spires is set for 12 p.m.