Wachsman: Squad seeks ‘momentum’

The last one took awhile and the next one doesn’t get much easier for the Missouri Southern women’s Soccer team.

Southern (3-7, 1-5 MIAA) got its first conference victory of the season Sept. 26 by beating Missouri Western 2-1 in double overtime.

Even with the victory, the window for a national tournament berth is closing quickly, but Head Coach Trevor Wachsman believes there is still a chance at achieving that goal.

“We still believe in what we are capable of,” Wachsman said. “Hopefully we can get a bit of momentum going, but we’ll have to play our best in every game.”

The offense has struggled this year for the Lions. Senior Stephanie Heines, who had the game-winning goal on a penalty kick against Western, is the team leader in goals with three.

“Stephanie has played well for us this year,” Wachsman said. “Both seniors (Stephanie Heines and Jentri White) have moved to more of a role in the midfield, but are looking very comfortable and making an impact.”

Southern will try to build off the win over Western when they head to Topeka to take on the Washburn Lady Blues at 6 p.m. tomorrow night.

Washburn has won its last two conference games and looks to be another tough test for the Lions.

“They are a physical team,” Wachsman said. “They are a young team that plays hard and they expect to win.”