By Kevin Lopez
History was made once again for the Grand Rapids Community College Women’s soccer team as they won their first road game of the season and in the program’s history.
On Sept. 15, the Raiders traveled all the way to Donaldson, Indiana, to play Marian University-Ancilla, a winless team, and they dismantled their entire team.
It was a total team effort as the Raiders had four players score and showed their poise defensively as they held their opponent to six shots for the entire game while also allowing one shot at goal.
On the other end, the Raiders were on a mission taking the most shots of the season with 44 shots,19 of them being on goal.
Once again Abby Buttermore, a forward from Lowell, scored two goals today and now has 15 goals on the season. Her play against Marian University showed how exceptional and consistent she has been throughout the season.
Brooklyn Williams, a midfielder from Rockford, got the ball and dribbled up the field to score her third goal of the season.
Clara Deyoung, a forward from Jenison, scored her second goal using her defensive skills to get the interception and score.
Samantha Hunting, a midfielder from Ada, scored thanks to an assist from Leslie Luna, a midfielder from Grand Rapids, as she took her shot from the top left and scored her first goal of the season.
This win puts the Raiders above .500 with a record of 5-4 and a conference record of 4-4.
GRCC’s head coach, Jason Hill, felt that his team’s effort was the key to winning.
“I am happy for the team understanding how to manage a game,” Hill said. “We played composed, letting the ball do the work. Our overall effort was much higher than it has been lately.”
Alena Amaya, a midfielder from rand Rapids, was happy with how the team played defensively.
“We played composed today and connected more, which allowed us to create more chances,” Amaya said. “Defensively we stayed compact and communicated more, which allowed for us to possess more and we capitalized off of that.”
The Raiders look to make it three in a row as they continue their road play, taking on Delta College on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.