FCC drops nail-biter to MC

FCC drops nail-biter to MC

Recap By: FCC Head Coach, Joe Walker
Photo By: Duncan Slade

FREDERICK, Md.– The Frederick Community College women's soccer team fell 3-2 to Montgomery College on Tuesday afternoon on the road in a conference matchup. After giving up a goal early, the Cougars were able to rebound, tie the game, and eventually take the lead. Unfortunately, the Cougars were unable to hold off the Raptors as they scored again in the waning minutes of the game.  

"MC is well coached and very competitive," said FCC Head Coach, Joe Walker. "We knew going into the game we were going to be tested, coming to learn about ourselves, about the team, and the pressure that we can deal with." 

Giving up a goal early in the competition was not the way FCC wanted to start the game. The Cougars came into halftime upset given the level of play they felt like they were capable of and for digging ourselves in a hole. At halftime, the Cougars talked about sticking together and challenged each other to play their game.  

"I thought our players did a really nice job responding to the challenge," said Walker. "We fought to control the tempo and pace of the game. We initiated possession and started to create better chances on goal. All and all I was pleased without collective effort and felt we played extremely hard for each other. Moreover we showed that we can play with anybody. It is disappointing that we did not get the result, but I'm happy with the way we played and know there are some positives that we can take out from a performance standpoint."

NOTEWORTHY:

-       Aixa Zarate played 90 minutes in goal, faced 12 shots, and made 9 saves. "I could not have asked more from Aixa.  She stepped up for the team and did a wonderful job."

-       Lindsey Brant, whom entered the game as the National leader in Point Per Game added to her tally with an assist

-       Maddie Sorrell scored 2 goals on the day: 51stand 59thminute

-       Kelsey Wright earned her first point of the season with an assist on the first goal

-       Alicia Coats and Hannah Smith both played the full 90 minutes for the 3rd straight game

UP NEXT: The Cougars host Harcum for their home opener on Tuesday, October 4 at 4 pm.