Parkland beats SWIC 3-0
The Cobras were locked in a tough defensive battle through the first half of play Thursday afternoon taking a 0-0 tie into the half.
But late in the second half the high-powered Parkland offense showed signs of life scoring three late goals to pull away and secure victory.
“In the second we fixed our little mistakes and our energy picked up,” said Olivia McCafferty, a sophomore defensemen.
Coach John Alford thought a major key to the second half improvement was the team’s great work effort and ability to grind out the tough 50/50 balls.
This win was huge for the Cobras as it keeps them in contention for the number one seed in the region.
SWIC beat the Cobras last year so getting them back was also nice according to Alford.
Leading the team in scoring with two goals was freshman midfielder Michaela Ward, and adding a third goal was freshman forward Shante Trembled.
After their win Thursday the Cobras improve to 9-1-1 on the season and 4-0 in MWAC play this season.
The team is also ranked number eight in the NJCAA D-1 poll.
The Cobras are working hard to achieve their goal for this season, which is to win the first national championship in Parkland College women’s soccer.
Alford said that for his team to win the championship this season, they need to continue to play tough defense and correct the little mistakes.
With the region fast approaching the team is working hard to achieve the number one seed.
The Cobras are next in action on Oct. 9 at home against Iowa Western at 4 p.m.