By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.— It’s been a week since their first NWAC South Region loss to Portland Community College, but over that week the Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team took that 1-0 defeat to heart as they came back out Saturday afternoon to take on Lane Community College. A game in which the Storm shutout the Titans 6-0 to get back in their winning ways.
The win, anchored by three goals by Rin Choi (Yulmyun, Seoul, South Korea), kept Chemeketa paced with PCC who lost to Southwestern Oregon Community College Saturday on top of the NWAC South Region Standings at 4-1. The Lakers of Coos Bay however are right behind them at 3-1, but the win and the work that went into Saturday’s game for Chemeketa was a great rebound coming off of last week’s game.
“We did really, really good but we just couldn’t score…but (this week) we didn’t give up. We controlled the game, we finished well,” Choi said, who also had two assists in the win.
Chemeketa controlled the possession for the majority of the game against Lane, switching between two different formations along the way that had aided the Storm to three goals in the first half and another three in the second half. Woodburn’s Myranda Marquez had a goal and an assist. McNary’s Arianna Albright-Santana and North Marion-grad Alyssa Hoffman each had a goal. Hoffman’s goal was the first of her career with the Chemeketa offense and midfield allowed Alyssa Martinez see six shots on goal, all that she saved in the process.
“It was definitely good. We used our offense a lot this game. We played a 4-3-3 the first half and it was a little more difficult for us, but then we moved on to a 4-4-2 and felt more comfortable with the offense moving forward and I felt like that relieved the defense to push up too,” said McNary’s Bella Walker, who had two shots on goal.
Chemeketa will have another week off before playing SWOCC on Saturday, October 1 at noon before having their final home game of the season October 8 against Clackamas.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald