The Yavapai College women’s soccer team kicked off its 2022 campaign with a 3-1 road victory on Tuesday afternoon, defeating the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes for the second time in program history.
“It’s always great to start off the season with a win,” Head Coach Rozie DeWeese said. “I love that we have a strong sophomore class, combined with a very good incoming class. We came out strong and aggressive and scored early, which was fun to watch. We certainly have some things to improve upon, but overall it was a great first game.”
Just 2:20 into the contest, sophomore midfielder Ally Barmettler netted the first goal of the season for YC with sophomore forward Samantha Slaughter cashing in on the assist.
Two minutes later, sophomore forward Emma Alvarez made it a 2-0 YC advantage with a goal while sophomore defender Alondra Lares took home the assist.
At the 21 minute mark, Alvarez (who tallied 11 goals last season) tallied her second score of the game to balloon the score to 3-0 in favor of YC. Freshman defender Mia Figueroa assisted on the score.
The Coyotes were able to get on the board later in the first half, however, the early flurry of goals proved to be enough for a 3-1 YC victory after a scoreless second half.
Freshman goalkeepers Morgan Trail and Makenzie Stanton shared goalkeeping duties as each logged one half of action.
Yavapai’s next contest comes on Thursday, August 25, at 5 p.m. against the No. 2-ranked Pima Community College Aztecs at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott, Arizona, as part of the Yavapai College Roughrider Showcase that the women’s soccer squad is hosting.
– D.J. Irwin