Women's Soccer | 04/01/2021
Papadopoulos Delivers Difference as Mats Shutout CSN
|Arizona Western College||1|
|College of Southern Nevada||0|
HENDERSON, Nev--Aided by Stacey Papadopoulos' strike in the 18th minute and Tia Kelk's clean sheet, the #20 Arizona Western Lady Matadors (1-0 overall) grabbed a season opening victory over the Southern Nevada Coyotes (0-1 overall) Thursday afternoon.
Linda Obare lofted a ball forward that Papadopoulos was able net just about a third of the way through the first half to give the Matadors the advantage.
The Matadors had a majority of the possession, and the chances, but did not find the net again.
Arizona Western was also called for a majority of the fouls, 12-1, with the lone Coyote penalty coming on a yellow card late in the second half on a dangerous tackle of Papadopoulos.
Still, the Matadors managed to fend off the Coyote pressure late with Kelk pressed into action on a number of shots on goal in the final 20 minutes.
Arizona Western starts the Ivan Dizdar era at 1-0 and while wrap up the Nevada trip against Snow College at 5:00pm.
There will be a FREE live-stream on the Matador Athletics Facebook Page (facebook.com/awcmatadorathletics) following the Men's Game which begins at 3:00pm.