Columbia College women’s soccer team wins first home game

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | 10:13 p.m. CDT; updated 10:31 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA — There were two firsts for the Columbia College women's soccer team in one day. The first women’s team at the school won its first home game against Mount Mercy 2-0 on Saturday.

The game started off slowly until Columbia College midfielder Amanda Caldwell scored in the 32nd minute. Midfielder Taylor Goddard made the Cougars' final goal in the fifth minute of the second half.

“We played with high intensity today because it was our first home game, and we didn’t want to lose on our own field,” Goddard said. “We set that as one of our goals at the beginning of the season, not to lose any of our home games.”

Along with taking a big step toward the team's goal, Caldwell said she accomplished a personal goal.

“My goal for the game was to score because I want to be a top scorer for the team,” she said.

The Cougars have a 2-2 record.

“We’re happy to get that first win at home, and I think it’s just the first of many victories,” coach John Klein said.

The Columbia College women’s soccer team is scheduled for another home game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Missouri Valley College.

Supervising editor is Grant Hodder.


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