After weeks of frustration, the performances of the St. Louis Community College men’s soccer team this weekend was much more indicative of the group head coach Tim Mosby expected to see.
The last two weeks had been an uphill battle for the St. Louis Community College men’s soccer team, with the Archers desperate to rebound from a six-game winless streak that had seen the team go 0-4-2.
The Archers reverted from that trend Saturday and Sunday, when they secured consecutive 4-0 victories, against Greenville College and Malcolm X College, respectively.
Freshman defender Omar Abdelaziz added a bit of scoring punch to his skill set on Sunday, scoring the first two of the Archers’ four goals, which were also his first two goal of his collegiate career. Freshmen forwards Juan Hernandez and Edin Mehmedovic notched second-half goals within the game’s final 10 minutes.
The eight-goal barrage over a two-day span has been long-awaited for Mosby, who has been forced to mix and match his lineups in recent weeks to account for a slew of injuries.
“We’re getting healthy, we’re getting some guys back on card suspensions, and we’re getting a better vision of what our whole team looks like right now,” Mosby said. We’ve got two shutouts in a row, we’re putting the ball in the net, and we need to use this momentum to pull of those close games. Hopefully this is a step toward that.
Goaltender Blake Brockhaus was credited with his second and third shutouts of the year over the weekend, improving his overall record in net to 4-4-2.
Sunday’s win marked the team’s second home win of the season, and first since September 13, when they defeated Richard Daley College, 3-1