Conference games are starting and the Griffons are ready

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The women’s soccer team is off to a great start this year, already winning more games than last season.

Due to injuries, last season didn’t go as planned for the women, but with everyone healthy and back, the ladies are showing how strong they are.

They have started off 3-0, scoring eight goals in four games.

In the matchup against Augustana College, the ladies lost their first match of the season 2-0.

Sarah Lyle allowed her first goal of the season in the 19th minute and a second goal in the 23rd minute.

“Yeah it frustrates me,” Lyle said. “On the other hand I knew it would happen sooner or later and Im just relieved it happened early in the season.”

Their next home match will be against the University of Central Oklahoma.

Through the first four games the Bronchos are 3-1, same as the Griffons.

The Bronchos have a high-scoring offense, with a total of nine goals so far this season.

They also have a stingy defense only allowing four goals to be scored on them.

However, the Griffons also score high, with 8 goals on the season, and have only allowed two goals in the first four games.

“UCO is always a good team and a tough opponent,” Kempf said. “We are a strong team this year and if we bring our best game to the field it will be a good game, with us hopefully on top.”

Gabi Bochus is the Bronchos’ leading scorer so far this season with two goals of her own.

Gabi’s teammate, Lexi Carroll is also a threat with one goal, two assist, and 13 shots on goal.

Missouri Western shares the ball very well, not having one scorer that sticks out.

Tara Russell has the drive to score, leading the team in shots taken.

K.C. Ramsell is another weapon for the Griffons with one goal, one assist and eight shots on goal.

The Griffons agree that they have a strong group of girls on the squad this year.

“All of the girls are good enough to start for our team which drives us to give it our all in practice and in games, which drives us all to become better players,” Tara said.

Before the Griffons come back to play UCO at home, they play Northwest and Lindenwood away.

K.C. Ramsell said,“We have never beaten Northwest and we really want to beat them, and not by a little by a lot. We want to open up our conference games with a statement.”

The Griffons take on the Bronchos of UCO on Friday, Sept. 26 at Spratt Stadium.

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