UNO women’s soccer team tops Incarnate Word 2-0
August 25th, 2014
Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska at Omaha womenâ€™s soccer team kicked off the season in a way they havenâ€™t since 2008: they won their opening game.[audio:https://kvnonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/UIW-final.mp3]
From the get go the Mavericks held the tempo and looked like a much improved team from last year. UNO Head Coach Don Klosterman agreed that his team looked strong, for the most part.
â€œI will say this, I think our girls played really well at times,â€ Klosterman said. â€œI think we had some spurts in the game where we really tried to do some things and really tried to go at them. Overall Iâ€™m really pleased because we played hard. We defended well and to score two goals, so in two games weâ€™ve scored four goals. Kind of what we werenâ€™t doing last year, scoring.â€
Junior midfielder Chelsi Rohloff played aggressively both offensively and when she was chasing defenders.
â€œShe is capable of doing that all the time,â€ Klosterman said. â€œIf you watch her out there, she works so hard coming back defending. As well as going after people to knock balls away, she tries to put pressure on the back and those things work sometimes.â€
Rohloff scored at the 40â€™ to give UNO the 1-0 lead, then in the 67â€™ she assisted freshman midfielder Lydia Holtmann on an insurance goal for UNO. This gave the Mavs the decisive 2-0 victory. Coach Klosterman said his team worked hard in the spring to gain that edge they lacked last year. He thinks this team is going to be fun to watch and coach.
â€œI think it is something we talked about last spring,â€ Klosterman said. â€œAbout getter better at that where our possession game is better.â€
Klosterman was quick to note his team has gotten better, but he was just as quick to mention the toughness of his UNOâ€™s schedule for 2014.
â€œWeâ€™re going to have to work very hard next week,â€ Klosterman said. â€œWe are playing two tough teams and it will be a tougher challenge for us. Iâ€™m looking forward to it and the team is too.â€
There is not much time for the Mavs to stop and enjoy this win as they play five of their next six games on the road. They travel to Utah this weekend for two games. Friday the Mavs face-off against Weber State in Ogden at 4pm, then Sunday UNO plays Utah State in Logan at 2pm.
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