By: ASHLEY COX
The IU South Bend women’s soccer team had their first-ever home game Saturday, September 14 at Newton Park.
Bethel University women’s soccer team (3-5) won Saturday away against IU South Bend women’s soccer team (0-3). Despite the team falling 7-1 against Bethel University, it was a historical day in IU South Bend’s history.
Sophomore forward Ana Molina made history by scoring IU South Bend’s first goal in their first home game.
“It feels amazing to be the first person to be able to put the ball at the back of the net with the help of the entire team for IUSB history. It took a lot of shots and so much effort of the entire team that I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them,” Molina said.
Sophomore forward, Lindsey Aschenbrenner, is now the first woman in IU South Bend history to assist a goal for the soccer team.
“It’s amazing to finally get a goal, which is something we focused on this game. We knew it would be there we just had to put all the pieces together. It’s great that this season is full of firsts but now we’re excited to find our second, third and so on goals,” Aschenbrenner said.
The women’s soccer team is pleased with their progress at the beginning of their first season.
“The game today was full of the small victories. The score may not reflect it, but we did a lot of the right things but just couldn’t connect them in time. We did great aggressively, looking for our outlets and working it up the side. It’s important right now just building a chemistry and flow to our game,” Aschenbrenner said.
“I just want to say thank you to the coaches and thank you to the girls for always encouraging me and believing in me, it really means a lot,” Molina said.
The women’s soccer team has their next game September 21 at Cardinal Stritch University.