ACCC soccer teams win over weekend

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Starting the 2009 season 0-4, Allen County Community College’s women have gone 4-1 in their last five soccer games.
The Red Devil women have played three straight games that have gone into overtime, winning two over the weekend on the road.
The two wins put the Red Devil women at 4-4 and third in the Jayhawk Conference behind Hutchinson (6-0) and Barton County (5-0). The ACCC women are 4-6 overall.
On Friday, the ACCC women defeated Garden City 2-1 in overtime. Both goals were scored by Sarah Roether on assists from Samantha Pluma and Danielle Campagnano.
“We played really well as a team and figured out a way to win,” said Doug Desmarteau, ACCC soccer head coach. “The girls are playing great right now.”
Chelsea Reynolds played in goal against Garden City and had 10 saves.
The Red Devil women defeated Dodge City 3-2 in double overtime Saturday. Roether had a goal and Diana Munoz booted in the other two goals. Pluma had two assists and Jen Carlson had an assist. Reynolds made 12 saves in the game.
“We didn’t play that well against Dodge City and had several opportunities to put the game away and let them hang around. But in the end we found a way to win,” Desmarteau said.
For the ACCC men, they lost 4-0 to 11th ranked Garden City on Friday. Zack Hanks made 15 saves as the Red Devils’ goalkeeper.
“We played better than the score indicated. Garden City is a really good team,” Desmarteau said. “We just have to figure out how to play quicker and take advantage of our opportunities.”
On Saturday, the Red Devil men notched a 1-0 win over host Dodge City. Josh Hardy scored off a pass from Zach Doolan. Hank had eight saves in goal.
Desmarteau said the ACCC men controlled the game and the ball throughout the contest. The ACCC men are 2-4-1 in Jayhawk Conference play and 3-6-1 overall.
On Friday, the ACCC men play at Kansas City, Kan. The women host Forest Park Saturday then both teams play Neosho County at home Sunday.