Women’s Football: Kansas City and Omaha play a goalless tie in two hours of overtime
Kansas City played a total of 110 minutes and the defense was in the zone during Friday’s soccer game. The offense, however, was a different story.
That game was a reminder of how the Roos must step it up on offense. From February 28 to March 20, Kansas City had a total of 31 shots. The Roos only scored two goals during that time. In their last game they had two shots, both attempted by Rileigh Kuhns.
When observing the crime, it is clear that they have entered a cold spell. Of course, any team will go into a bad streak, but what sets good teams apart from others is how they break away from it. Trainer Jessica Smith has demonstrated the ability to keep the team afloat and break out of cold streaks. If she can help find ways for the team to get creative on the field, free up space, and improve shooting accuracy, Kansas City can accelerate the offensive and win more games.
While the team failed to score, the defense played a solid game and kept it interesting. However, there were some shortcomings. Omaha had a total of 13 shots with just four shots on target.
The Roos defense played aggressively and was driven by Mackenzie Caldwell’s excellent goalkeeper. She had a total of four saves, which earned her the title of Player of the Game. Kansas City has shown that it can rival any team on defense, and the team should continue to build on that impressive feat.
There were 21 eye-opening fouls over the course of the game. This was a signal that both teams were giving their all and playing aggressively. Only one yellow card went to Omaha defender Grace Crockett.
Kansas City now moves to 4-5-1 this season as the team looks to get back on its feet in a game against North Dakota on March 26th.