Updated Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:51 am
Rio Grande Women’s Soccer captured its first Mid-South Conference victory Wednesday night against Georgetown College (Ky.). After receiving a tough 12-0 beating from University of Northwestern Ohio, the RedStorm bounced back with a close 1-0 victory against the Tigers.
The RedStorm locked down during the first half, with tight defense and six saves by goalkeeper Allison Keeney, but couldn’t manage to score. That was until sophomore Kasey Crow scored off a free kick at the 40-minute mark.
After Crow’s goal, Georgetown put pressure on the RedStorm, making it difficult for them to find any more openings to score.
“We showed a lot of resilience, passion, and heart coming out in the second half and got done what we needed to,” head coach Callum Morris said. “We put up good defenders in the second half as well, and I was happy to see that, probably our first good defensive performance of the season.”
Crow had another free kick opportunity for the RedStorm at the 75-minute mark during the second half but missed the opportunity by a hair. During the second half, the RedStorm faced constant tension from the Tigers with few possibilities on the offensive end.
As the game was dwindling down, Rio was still up by one but the Tigers put up a fight to tie the game. Rio stayed consistent with its impressive defense after multiple shots at the goal. Keeney ended the game with a stellar 11 saves.
The RedStorm face top-ranked Lindsey Wilson on Saturday in their second Mid-South Conference game of the season. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.
Slideshow: Rio Grande Soccer: Men & Women Win - 9/18/13
Photos by Kaleb Carter