Soccer attempts to clean things up
The Arizona women’s soccer team (0-2) will look to get its first win of the season as it faces off against South Carolina (1-1).
The Wildcats will try to find a remedy at their first home game of the season tonight at 7 at Mulcahy Stadium.
Arizona will also look to score its first goal of the season, as its only score came on a penalty kick.
The Gamecocks, who were ranked in the top 25 until a loss to Duke last weekend, will not make things easy for head coach Lisa Oyen’s team.
Oyen commended the team’s performance last weekend, but said it was disappointing to go home with losses to San Diego State and Pepperdine.
“I was really impressed with how we were able to adapt to how they played,” Oyen said. “We were able to play well at their game.”
The Wildcats will have to adapt their game again against the physical South Carolina squad. In the Gamecocks’ game against Duke, the teams combined for 23 fouls.
Oyen is looking for some improvements from both the front and backline after what she saw last weekend.
“Our backline needs to be more organized and our front line needs to be more efficient in the box, we need to take better shots,” Oyen said.
The defense is led by senior goalkeeper Ashley Jett, whose 104 saves were the most in the Pacific 10 Conference last season.
“She made the stops that she should have made,” Oyen said.