Blinn women’s soccer takes opener, 3-1

Karson Funderbunk records a goal and an assist in win

Karson Funderbunk

BRENHAM, Texas — The Blinn College women’s soccer team (2-3, 1-2) claimed a 3-1 win over Mountain View College in its home opener on Tuesday night.

“It is wonderful to be home with a really great crowd,” said Michael McBride, Blinn head coach. “This team is making a lot of progress and today we created the most chances in a game than we have all season, so it is really pleasing.”

Bethany Sorenson

Karson Funderbunk, Bethany Sorenson and Kaley Kasper all pitched in with goals, while Funderburk and Carla Garcia each recorded an assist. Goalkeeper Hope Hillhouse ensured the shutout.

“It feels so good to play in front of the home crowd and we really wanted this win on our own turf,” Funderburk said. “The chemistry is starting to kick in and we are all understanding where to move the ball to finish on the goal.”

Kaley Kasper

The Buccaneers and the Lions both played a solid game on defense in the first half for the game to remain scoreless.

In the second half, Blinn’s offense came alive to score three goals.

Funderbunk scored Blinn’s first goal in the 50th minute for the Buccaneers to lead first. However, Mountain view landed on the board in the 62nd minute to tie the game 1-1.

The Buccaneers took back a 2-1 lead in the 62nd minute when Funderburk assisted Bethany Sorenson in scoring a goal. In the 64th minute, Carla Garcia passed the ball off to Kaley Kasper to score and Blinn to lead 3-1.

Stefan Sildor delivers in overtime for Bucs to defeat Mountain View, 1-0

Stefan Sildor scores golden goal for Blinn in its home opener

BRENHAM, Texas — Stefan Sildor scored a golden goal for the Blinn College men’s soccer team (3-2, 2-1) to defeat Mountain View College, 1-0.

JT McCoy

“We found a way to win the game, so I am really pleased,” said Michael McBride, Blinn head coach. “Stefan had shots all night and eventually one went in.”

On offense, Sildor and Farit Ha each recorded three shots on goal. On defense, JT McCoy came up with the shutout with six saves.

Josh Stone

“This is a special win because it was on our home field and it was a hard fought game,” Sildor said. “We had a lot of chances in regular time, but it was nice to get the win in overtime.”

Josh Stone assisted Sildor in scoring Blinn’s game-winning goal in the 99th minute.

Next, the Buccaneers will face Northeast Texas Community College on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at Rankin Field. The women’s team will begin the doubleheader at 5 p.m.

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(COURTESY: Tara Dreyer, Blinn Information)

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