Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams Geared for Improvement
Written by Austin Anderson. Media by Morgan Johnson.
At the Panther’s most recent game, they took on the Spartans of Missouri Baptist. Unfortunately, Greenville wasn’t able to stop the offensive surge of Missouri Baptist, and on September 13th the Panthers took their second loss of the season with a score of 2 to 5. However, there is still a lot of season left for the Panthers to prove themselves on the field.
Sophomore Justin Mulholland, said “I believe the team is meshing extremely well this year. The team is really a brotherhood, a family that each player can rely on for not only on the field support, but for support off the field in their walk of life and faith.” When asked about his expectations for the year, Mulholland explained that he has high hopes for the team, and he believes that this year’s team has the skill and motivation to reach the NCAA tournament, and fulfill every teams’ goal of winning it.
As for the ladies, their first game of the season ended in victory too. In a win against St. Louis Community College, the Lady Panthers topped their opponent 1 to 0. The successful opening for the Greenville College women was followed by less fortunate results against Trinity, than Elmhurst. In those two games, the Lady Panthers lost by the same deficit of 3. In both games, Greenville’s offense could not find the back of the net, and ended without a goal in each game. Fortunately the Lady Panthers were able to turn the table on September 5 against Benedictine-Springfield, and Greenville took the victory 3-0.
In the Women’s most recent contest they took on Rose-Hulman. Rose-Hulman was able to top the panthers, and spoil their energy from the game prior. With five games under their belts the Lady Panthers may not be completely satisfied with their 2-3 record, but there is plenty of time for the squad to hone their skills and chemistry for the rest of the season.
Both the Men’s and Women’s team need a lot of student body support, so come out and support the Lady Panthers at home against Washington-St. Louis on September 16th, and the Men’s team on September 18th at home against Millikin.