The Dodge City Community College women’s team opened Sunday with a 2-0 win over the Garden City Broncbusters.
The Conqs outshot the Brocbusters 13-0 in the first half, but the teams entered halftime scoreless. It was a first half performance that contrasted massively from the second half, in which the team scored two goals despite recording the same number of shots as the earlier part of the game.
The difference, head coach Steward Bortey said, was desire.
“We’ve just have to come out and play,” Bortey said. “We can’t take any game for granted. That’s pretty much it. But a win is a win. (It was) not a pretty win but I’ll take it.”
The team’s first goal was not exactly pretty either.
In the eighth minute of the second half, Dodge City freshman defender Keeley Milner shot a ball that was deflected by Garden City defender Anna Arroyo into her own goal.
That goal was the lone tally for the majority of the game. The final one came in the final minute of the game, off the foot of Dodge City sophomore midfielder Siobhan Longmore.
The Broncbusters came out in the second half more aggressive than they had been in the first, evidenced by how all of their offensive production came in the back part of the game.
All four of the teams total shots, including their lone shot on goal, and all six of their corner kicks, all came in the second half. They also committed five fouls in the second half, compared to just one in the first.
The Conquistadors had three in each.
In the end, the Conqs won 2-0, their second straight win after beating Barton last Wednesday.
Sophomore midfielder Begona Bravo said the win felt good, despite how close the game was.
“I think we should have played more as a team, but we did good,” Bravo said. “We did what we could.”
The Dodge City Community College womens soccer team takes on Cloud County Community College at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Dodge City’s Memorial Stadium.