Women’s soccer team troubled with injuries
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Women’s soccer is ranked 4th in Region IX, with a record of 4-1-1. Sophomore goalie Katie Hoff, is ranked 2nd in goals against, and 3rd in save percentage with a .811.
The Trappers on Sept. 21, had a conference match up against Sheridan College. NWC brought home the win 3-2.
Sept. 24, on the road against Utah State University-Eastern, the Trappers went up earlier with a score in the first. Eastern would go on to win 3-1, NWC had 12 shots on goal compared Eastern’s 20.
Oct. 1, NWC headed to Rock Springs to take on Western Wyoming. The Trappers have beaten Western Wyoming 2-1, earlier in the season. NWC’s Megan Attenborough scored 2 minutes into the first half. Attenborough led the Trappers with 5 shots on goal. NWC and Western Wyoming didn’t score in the second half ending the game 1-0.
On Oct. 7, NWC played 1st ranked Laramie County Community College. Freshman goalie Katie Behrens, was taken out of the game 2 minutes in after spraining her ankle.
LCCC easily swept NWC scoring three goals in the first half and followed it up with four more in the second half. The game end 7-0 with LCCC taking the win.
Hoff had 17 saves out of the 24 shots that LCCC took. The seven goals that LCCC did make, may be that result of sophomore defender Mak Meeks, getting hurt. Hoff and Meeks have been solid unit this season, Meeks is supposed to be back on the field before playoffs.
Oct. 8, NWC got the rematch they have been waiting for after against Western Nebraska. The Trappers tied 1-1 in double over time in their last game against Western Nebraska. Both teams didn’t score in the first half, Western Nebraska’s started the second half with a goal by Eden Washington. NWC’s Attenborough assisted Jess Machin with a goal tying the game. After assisting, Attenborough was red carded and removed from the game.
Captain Sami Heimer put the Trappers ahead off of a penalty kick late in the second half. NWC went on to win the game 2-1.
The Trappers have two more games that can determine if they head in to the regional playoffs. NWC takes on 2nd ranked Otero Junior College and 3rd ranked Trinidad State Junior College, as their last games of the season.