The Rich Mountain Bucks women's soccer team (1-5-1) traveled to Redlands Community College last Wednesday, September 18, and won their first game in program history, as well as their first NJCAA Division 1 Region 2 conference game.
Just 2 minutes into the game, Rich Mountain's Madison Zamudio hit the back of the net from 30 yards out to get the Bucks on the score board. Fifteen minutes later, Tatum Moore scored a goal of her won from an assist by Maria Diedrick. The Bucks led Redlands CC 2-0 at halftime.
Redlands CC was the first team to score in the second half, as Honor Sagebiel scored at the 54:58 mark, to make the score 2-1. However, with ten minutes left in the contest, Tatum Moore scored her second goal of the game, this time with an assist by Leigha Wilkinson, to seal the Bucks first win by a score of 3-1.
"What a great day for the program," said Bucks Head Coach Brian Byrd following the game. "The girls worked hard and were very excited to get the win after a few ties and losses."
Byrd added, "These girls have set a great foundation for this programs future."
On Sunday, the Bucks women's team was back in action at Bearcat Stadium as the #12 ranked Seminole State Trojans came to town.
Seminole State scored three goals in the first period of play, while holding the Bucks scoreless. In the second half, Madison Zamudio found the back of the next on a ball that just got over the keepers head. However, the Trojans scarred twice mored in the second period, and won the game 5-1 over Rich Mountain.
After more than ten days without a game, the Rich Mountain Bucks men's team (4-1-1) will be back on the field along with the women on Thursday, September 26, at Eastern Oklahoma State College.
This Sunday, both the men and women teams will host Rose State College at Bearcat Stadium.
Coach Byrd says his teams have been practicing hard for the matches this week and he expects good results. Byrd said, "I hope the town can come out and support the teams on Sunday."