The Carroll Community College Soccer Club won its first game on Wednesday, May 2, against the Knob Heads at Carroll Indoor Sports Center. The Soccer Club, coming off a tie last week and a loss in the first week, made a strong effort to down the Knob Heads.
In the first 30 seconds of the game, the Soccer Club allowed a goal, but did not let that slow them down. Ji Il Han answered a few minutes later with a strike over the goalie’s head that hit the top of the net for a score. The score remained tied at half-time. During the short break between the halves, leader Jinkins Ndip made a few changes to the rotation. He said that this was a result from the team having too many players: “The team was larger than it’s supposed to be, and that made it harder to sub.”
Nevertheless, the team worked out a rotating substitution schedule so that all members would be able to play.
The Soccer Club struck first in the second half when new member Prince scored his first goal of the season, but Knob Head member Jessica Beall tied the game soon after. That turned out to be the last goal that the Knob Heads would score while the Soccer Club went on a scoring spree, scoring 4 times in the last 15 minutes. New member Adam scored the next two goals to put the soccer club in the lead. After Shvan Zangana scored his first goal of the game, Ndip shortly followed to give the Soccer club a 6 to 2 win over the Knob Heads.
Ndip said after the game that the team seems to be improving. Although they had a difficult first half, they improved in the second. He also said that there was a positive to having more players.
“We had more subs and the players did not have to play as long so they were not tired.”
Ndip holds this win as some optimism for the remainder of the season, expecting that it will become a familiar experience.
“We will win the rest of our games and go to the playoffs.”