UWEC men’s soccer team takes down Edgewood College on the road

The men’s soccer teams scored five goals in one half over the weekend
The soccer team spent the weekend at Edgewood.
The soccer team spent the weekend at Edgewood.
Photo by Mar

On Sept. 24, the men’s soccer team faced off against Edgewood College in an away game and, according to head coach Casey Holm, the Blugolds hit the ground running.

“Nathan Donovan scored three goals and Noah Malcook scored two goals,” Holm said. “These all happened within the first half of the game.” 

According to first-year finance and Spanish student Noah Malcook, this game was a confidence booster for the team. 

“This was our first time getting this many goals in the first half so far this season,” Malcook said. “It was reassuring to see what the team is capable of, even though that scoring didn’t continue into the second half.” 

Story continues below advertisement

Third-year biology student Nathan Donovan sank his first goal around the three-minute mark, according to Blugold Athletics. He was assisted by his teammate, third-year accounting student Carter Theisfeld. 

“It was great to be able to show what we’re made of and how we operate,” Malcook said. “We could’ve done a better job creating scoring opportunities in the second half.” 

Malcook scored two consecutive goals at the 26 and 28-minute mark, according to Blugold Athletics. 

“Later in the first half, our communication started to drop off and that’s when we let in the goal from the other team,” Malcook said. “We started to lose our focus and we just weren’t as clean as we could be.” 

Scoring dropped off in the second half and the team started to struggle with consistency, according to Holm. 

“We weren’t able to possess the ball as much in the second half,” said fifth-year biology student, Max Walters. “We just try our best to carry on and get better when we struggle.” 

Despite facing challenges in the second half, the Blugolds took home another win with a final box score of 5-1, according to Blugold Athletics

“We like to take the season one game at a time,” Walters said. “It’s still early on in the season and we are just trying to learn from each day and apply it to the next game in front of us.” 

According to Walters, his teammates for their strong sense of comradery and togetherness. 

“We are a very tight-knit group and we take a lot of pride in our culture,” Waters said. “We each know what we need to do for the success of the team.” 

According to Malcook, this year’s team is well-rounded and consistent. They are grateful for their skilled roster and the players try to play to the best of their abilities. 

“We have a lot of depth on the team,” Malcook said. “Our bench goes very deep and we have a lot of guys who can play at a very high level. There are no teams that have the depth that we have and we have a lot of energy to spend during games.” 

The Blugolds’ next game is at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at home. 

Allessi can be reached at [email protected]

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

The Spectator intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. The Spectator does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
All The Spectator Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *