Article by Jeremy Nelson
Photo by Emily McGarity
The Tiger women lost a tough, hard fought game 0-3 on Saturday night in front of the homecoming crowd. The Tigers hosted the Central Baptist College Mustangs, and were unable to crack their opponents' defense. The Tigers gave up 2 goals in the first half, and the final goal after the intermission. The Mustangs were awarded a penalty kick early in the first half, but Tiger goal keeper Twila Smedley was up to the task, and made the save. A few minutes later the Mustangs intercepted a pass and turned it into an unassisted goal. In the 33rd minute another Tiger foul inside the 18 box resulting in another penalty kick. This time the Mustangs capitalized and stretched their lead to 2-0.
The Tigers hung tough in the second half giving up just one goal against the relentless attack of the Mustangs. The Tigers recorded 4 shots in the game, 2 of them on goal. Twila Smedley, who filled in for Amanda Curtis who was at a family wedding, faced 8 shots on goal, saving 5 of them. Coach Reimer commented on his team's effort saying, "It was such a great homecoming game. Great fan support. It was a tough loss, but we are focused on making ourselves better. Twila smeley had a great game in goal, and a beautiful PK save."
The Tigers are now 2-13 on the season and 0-5 in the MCAC. They honored 3 seniors tonight as they played their last game of their careers in front of the home crowd. Kim Rodriguez, Natalie Ventura, and Laura Harrison were honored between the two games on Saturday night. The Tigers will wrap the season up next week with games on the road at Southwestern Christian University on Wednesday and then at Waldorf College on Saturday.