Toledo overcame what coach Vasquez called a "sloppy game" and stayed focused enough to pick up their first league win of the season over Ocosta on Tuesday Sept 13.
This game was the Indians third in four days after taking a long road trip up to Orcas Island on Saturday and beating them, and then also traveling up to Tenino on Monday. Coach Vasquez believes the consequences of this schedule began to show in the second half.
Both Toledo goals were scored in the first half; the first a score from Ally Bacon off of an assist from Kyleigh Holmes in the seventeenth minute. The second goal was struck by Anna Tauscher six minutes later, assisted by Mandy Trujillo. In the second half though, Ocosta got the momentum to shift their way and started working offensively.
Coach Vasquez had to make an adjustment in the second half in order to slow down the Wildcat attack but securing the win took second half heroics by goalkeeper Meeghan Peters. Vasquez said, "We were under fire in the second half." Vasquez then noted Peters had 15 saves in the match.
Vasquez mentioned Anna Tauscher and Mandy Trujillo as being key in the game for their hustle and ability to hold down the middle of the field. He also noted Emily Tyner was key off the bench and helped keep energy on the field.
With this win, Toledo moves to 1-0 in league play, and 2-1 overall.