Kearney, Neb. – Senior Alex Dayton had two assists and three completely different gamers tallied a aim to assist the Nebraska-Kearney “Blue” group down the Gold, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Subject.
This was the showcase intrasquad scrimmage for the Lopers this fall. UNK has been practising since early September and can proceed to take action till early November. At this time’s sport, consisting of two 35-minute halves, allowed 24 gamers to take to the pitch.
“It was nice to get again on the sector and play considerably of a sport,” UNK head coach Chloe Roberts mentioned. “This was a great way to see how we’re wanting and the place we’re at.”
True freshman keeper Emery Mounce (Spring Hill, Kan.) made some nifty saves within the early going to assist the Gold group preserve issues scoreless. Nevertheless, Dayton (Olathe, Kan.) discovered sophomore midfielder Cammie Davis lose within the field within the twenty sixth minute. Davis navigated to the left aspect and promptly discovered the again of the online. Early within the second half sophomore midfielder Ariella Mesa (Olathe, Kan) took a move from Dayton and tallied a aim from the precise aspect of the field. Total the Blue out shot the Gold by a 13-4 margin.
“This scrimmage was an opportunity to get the freshmen concerned and begin enjoying the system we wish to in a correct sport,” Roberts mentioned. “There’s solely a lot you are able to do in observe.”
Sophomore defender Raegan Downham (Cheyenne, Wyo.) completed the scoring when she tallied rebound aim within the 53rd minute. Mounce reached excessive to cease a shot however the free ball went to Downham proper close to the aim line.
Mesa had a team-best thee photographs for the Blue with Downham, freshman Aspen Brandich (Colorado Springs) and junior Perla Navarro (Los Angeles) having two apiece. The Gold was led by Mounce’s six saves and photographs from 4 completely different gamers. That features ones by senior Kassidy Kirsch (Speedy Metropolis, S.D.) and sophomore Aleaya Snyder (Omaha Mercy).
“There was loads of positives in the present day. Scoring three targets on one finish actually helps,” Roberts mentioned. “There was good issues on either side and issues we are able to work on over the following few weeks.”
A 2021 Spring season is slated to get underway on the finish of March.