The Trojans had a tough week with two road tests against Murray State and Northern Oklahoma College. The defense played very well in the course of the two road games, and the ladies continued their 5 game winning streak.
Last wednesday, SSC traveled to Murray State who recently got ranked #20 in the nation. SSC is ranked #4 nationally, so this was the third game for the Trojans to face a top 20 opponent this season. The scoring chances came often and early in the first half. In the 4th minute of the game, Tatum Tallal put a rebound shot in the back of the net to put the Trojans up 1-0. Multiple chances would ensue, but the MSC gk would come up with some big saves to keep the Trojans off the board. 20 minutes later in the game, MSC would tie the game. In the 30th minute, Paige Baumgartner would find Chelsea Vilca. Vilca struck a hard shot that bounced off a MSC defender and into the net for the the game winner.
On Sunday night, the Trojans traveled to Enid to face the NOC Jets. This was a matchup of last year's regional finalists. In the 30th minute, freshman Ashley Perez played a corner into the box where Marisol Gomez was waitng to head the ball into the back of the net and get the Trojans on the scoresheet. In the 53rd minute, Gomez played a through ball to a streaking Baumgartner who would score the Trojan's second goal of the game. The defense of Lauryn Woodard, Caroline Huber, Aynslee Duffy, Brooklyn Lough, Kayden Murphy, Gaby Deleon, Kinley Daniels, Jada Ryan and gks Caroline Mobley and Ella Copenhaver would all take part in a group allowing just one goal in the two road games.
That was the 99th win for the young Seminole State College soccer program. On Wednesday at home vs Redlands at 3pm, the Trojans will try to reach milestone 100.