Caldwell women's soccer fell to 2-5 on the season as they lost 1-0 to Jefferson, who improved to 5-3 on the season. This match was close the whole time with both defenses playing well. Caldwell had so many opportunities to win the match but couldn't capitalize with the big shots. There were so many fouls in this match that lead to momentum swings between the two teams.
Jefferson's Nikki Dedes scored her first goal of the season at the 25:43 mark and was assisted by Anna Midock. The first-year midfielder received a long pass to top of the box which gave the Rams the 1-0 lead and the decisive goal of the match. Dedes will look to build on the momentum from this match, especially with CACC play about to ramp up. The defense backed her up the whole game and not giving up easy shots to Caldwell.
Caldwell's offense was able to get shots off but some of the offsides calls killed them. They made simple mistakes that played a big factor with them being shutout. Their offense was too inconsistent against Jefferson's defense and couldn't do anything in the second half either. Caldwell's defense played great which made it a fantastic and crazy game till the end. The defense gave them a chance to win down 1-0 but still couldn't get it done.
Jefferson was dominant on both sides of the ball throughout the match as they controlled time of possession, shots on goal, shots, corner kicks and attacking play. They could have scored more than one goal in the game with the mistakes that Caldwell made but couldn't extend the lead. Jefferson got lucky when Caldwell missed an opportunity to tie the game as both teams did not want to go into extra time.
Both teams made the match into an intense, exciting, playoff atmosphere with everyone waiting to what's going to happen next. Division two soccer has a lot of great talent that should be recognized more in my opinion. These players work hard every day, play a good brand of soccer and are well coached teams.