03/12/2021 | 6 p.m.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Central Arkansas women’s soccer team lost 4-1 to Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Sunday March 7th. The bears shot more than the islanders but couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities.
FIRST HALF – CHANCE AFTER CHANCE, BUT NO WIN
The bears started the first half very well. The UCA scored three shots on goal in the first 15 minutes, including chances from Gracie Hair and Emma Hawkins, but both had saved their chances from the goalkeeper. The bears gave the ball away too easily in the 20th minute and the islanders capitalized and made it 1-0.
The Bears still had chances but couldn’t find a goal when half-time ended 1-0.
SECOND HALF – HAPPY DEFENSE AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
The second half started with the Islanders on the forefoot and scored their second goal in the 50th minute. The bears fought back for a goal but were rejected when Zoe Van de Cloot fired a shot towards the goal which was saved. Corpus Christi scored the third goal in a counterattack in the 70th minute and the fourth goal in the 76th minute.
Sydney Brough got one back for the Bears and denied the Islanders a goal when she tossed the ball over the goalkeeper’s head and into the back of the net.
A bad day got worse when Gracie Hair showed a red card in the 86th minute for being on the wrong side of a call.
HEAR FROM THE COACH
“It was a frustrating game today. For about 60 minutes we had the most scoring chances but we stayed behind in the game. Football works like this sometimes. We just have to straighten up and move forward, a lot of football left. I know our team is ready for our best performances, “said coach Jeremy Bishop.
The bears will receive Sam Houston on Friday March 12th at the Bill Stephens Complex. The starting gun is fired at 6 p.m.