Vandals net five goals in blowout victory over SFCC
Through three games this spring, the Vandal women’s soccer team had a total of three goals.
In their fourth game of the spring Tuesday night in Spokane, the team exploded for five goals in a shutout victory over Spokane Falls Community College.
In some cases, netting five goals in a 70-minute game would be a great offensive output, but Idaho coach Derek Pittman said while the goal scoring was a positive, the score could have been even more one-sided.
“Scoring some goals was nice,” Pittman said. “We didn’t capitalize on all of the opportunities, but we have created a lot of chances. We just didn’t go after them, to be honest.”
The team did a solid job of creating chances, Pittman said. They just weren’t as efficient with the chances they had Tuesday night.
“We talk about preparing for a faceless opponent and in all honesty we lacked a little bit of intensity and it may have something to do with the spring,” Pittman said.
Luckily for the Vandals though, they have a few more weeks this spring to work on playing up to the level expected in the fall and when this happens, the team will have a better chance of winning games, Pittman said.
The Vandals will have three days of rest this week before hitting the pitch again Saturday when they host an alumni team on the SprinTurf and North Idaho College Sunday.
The Vandals are used to playing on little rest though. For most of last fall, the team would play games on Fridays and Sundays and this fall that won’t change much, Pittman said.
“We want to always challenge our players,” Pittman said. “We will be playing on a small amount of rest … which is very similar to what we have coming up, so we’ve got to recover and talk about what we did well today and see what we need to do to get better.”
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