Eszter Toth and Jaden Skinner sealed the deal against the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers.
This weekend the Griffons had two games on the road. The first was on Oct. 8, against Fort Hays, which resulted in a 1-0 win. For the second game, on Oct. 10, the Griffons shut out Nebraska-Kearney 1-0. The Griffons absolutely dominated the game against the Lopers.
Skinner felt good about the game. Once the Griffons found their groove, the plays started coming more naturally.
“Everyone just settled down a bit and we found our rhythm,” Skinner said. “We're finally putting the pieces together like the whole team's really like figuring it out, and it's exciting to see like how far we've come and I still don't think we've reached our full potential yet.”
The Griffons sent 16 shots during the game, eight of which were on goal. Palmieri had three shots on goal and she made the Loper goalie work for the ball each time. One of her shots resulted in a corner. Then Skinner had two shots on goal. Two other Griffons, Toth and Campbell, both had a shot on goal each. On the opposite side of the game, the Lopers were only able to get five shots off, two of which were on goal. Goalkeeper Anna Mayer was able to stop both with relative ease. The Griffons also had all four corner kicks in the game. In the first half alone the Griffons had the ball for 60% of the time. Skinner in the 56th minute of the game was able to secure the ball off of a corner kick, then after sending it into the six-yard box; Toth, was able to send the ball into the back of the net.
“If we keep playing like we have been, I think we'll come back with two more wins so yeah I'm feeling good about it,” Skinner said.
The Griffons will hit the road to play at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, on Oct. 15.