By Joshua Eibl
On March 12, the women’s soccer team continued their winning streak with a 1-0 victory over Friends in a conference matchup. They won their last seven consecutive matches.
“The girls are doing really good at the moment, and you can see that they enjoy the match plan and their soccer,” said Lee Howarth, assistant women’s soccer coach.
Ashley Soderlund made five saves for the Builders.
“Defensively, we were outstanding today, but Ashley Soderlund kept us in the game today,” said Howarth.
Madelyn Banda, junior defender, said, “I was ecstatic when I scored, but it was a team effort, and I couldn’t be more proud of my team.”
With Banda’s goal, the Builders improved their record to 9-3 after today’s win.
According to Banda, the women’s soccer team has a solid backline, good communication, and they work hard for each other, which are the reasons for their third clean sheet in a row.
The Builders outshot Friends with 20-9 shots and 6-5 shots on goal.
Samantha Calvache, freshman defender, said, “We have been working hard as a team, and we want to get as far as possible in the playoffs.”
The Builders are currently ranked third in the KCAC standings, with the first eight teams going to the tournament.
The Lady Moundbuilders will play their next game on Friday against Kansas Wesleyan at 5 p.m. at Salina.