Sept. 11 Missouri Valley College at Sedalia
The State Fair Community College (SFCC) Lady Roadrunners extended their program's best winning streak to three matches on Tuesday, Sept. 11 with a 2-1 victory over the Missouri Valley College (MVC) Lady Vikings.
MVC got on the scoreboard first with 14 minutes and 33 seconds remaining in the opening half when they found the back of the net off of multiple opportunities inside the SFCC box.
Lady Roadrunners' sophomore forward Jessica Coble of Sedalia tied the match with eight minutes remaining the first half when she collected her own rebound and successfully put it in the net.
Freshman midfielder Ria Kessell of Jefferson City scored the game-winning goal with less than four minutes remaining in the opening half off of a pass from sophomore forward Bianca Meza of El Paso, Texas.
"Our women's team probably played their best game of the season," said SFCC Soccer Head Coach Jaime Beltran. "It is not our biggest game, but Missouri Valley really challenged them and they came out ahead. We responded to some adversity. Our team made some big strides today."
Missouri Valley outshot SFCC 13-10 in the match. Freshman forward Alys Beadle of England joined Coble, Kessell, and Meza with two shots each.
Freshman goalkeeper Atziry Plascencia of El Paso, Texas got the win for State Fair with five saves in the match.
September 16 Central Methodist University at Sedalia
State Fair Community College (4-4) beat the Central Methodist University Lady Eagles 4-2 on Sunday, Sept. 16 in Sedalia, Missouri. The Lady Roadrunners extended their winning streak to four matches, a new record for the program.
"We started out the game a little bit nervous," said Beltran. "We were able to settle in pretty quickly after the first goal, that seemed to calm us down. We played really well for a stretch where we were able to keep possession and play within our system."
State Fair got on the scoreboard first with 43 minutes remaining in the opening half, courtesy of a goal from freshman midfielder Diana Martinez of Bolivia with an assist from Beadle.
SFCC added another goal with 14 minutes remaining in the opening half, when Coble found the back of the net for her first goal of the match courtesy of a pass from Kessell.
Central Methodist scored right before the end of the half to make the score 2-1 and scored again with 29 minutes remaining in regulation to tie the score at two.
Coble scored her second goal in the match with an assist from Meza to give her team a 3-2 lead, when she put the ball over the goalkeeper's head with under 12 minutes remaining. Coble finished her hat trick by drawing a penalty kick with less than 10 minutes remaining.
"It was a good performance for our team," said Beltran. "It's great to win four matches in a row. It gives the girls more confidence as we head into Region play. It's a good baseline to have, hopefully it will continue. It was a nice team effort and I'm excited to see how we do in Region play."
Coble led the team with five shots, four of them were on goal. Plascencia got the win in net for SFCC with five saves in the match.