After their schedule was delayed by weather, the Archers had to wait a bit longer for their first win under head coach Tim Mosby. The Archers collected that victory in an 8-2 triumph over Central Methodist University's junior varsity team on Aug. 30.
Freshman forward Edin Mehmedovic led the charge for the Archers by recording a hat trick in just his second collegiate game. Fellow freshman Almedin Krlic added two goals, and Steven Lilako and Collin Snyder scored one each. CMU was also charged one "own goal."
In the midst of coaching changes and an overhauled roster at St. Louis Community College, there was sure to be an early-season learning curve. Over the past week, due to circumstances outside of each team's control, that curve has been lengthened a bit. With a week of weather that ranged from triple-digit heat to prolonged thunderstorms, the Archers saw their early-season schedule placed on hold.
"It just delays the process a bit," Mosby said of the early-season postponements. "I've seen the guys in a scrimmage in a game. You see some pieces of where they're fitting in, and developing that chemistry a bit. Knowing where guys are going to play, knowing the roles on the field, it will be inevitable."
"They're tired of beating each other up, and we want to go at somebody else."
The Archers had little trouble going at Central Methodist, who was overmatched throughout Saturday's contest.
The win, which improved the Archers to 1-1 on the young season, was a pleasant development among a very talented—albeit inexperienced—roster.
"From top to bottom, we're inexperienced, and you know some of those guys we've coached against, I learn as much as I can from them," Mosby said. "I learn a lot from talking with Pete Sorber. It's nice that we're all in it together as one, and I think we're accepting of that."
The Archers return to action Thursday, when they host St. Charles Community College at Pete Sorber Field (Florissant Valley), for their first home game of the year. The match gets under way at 4:30 p.m.
Established in 1962, St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States. STLCC has four campuses – Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood – and annually serves more than 80,000 students through credit courses, continuing education and workforce development programs. For more information about STLCC, visit www.stlcc.edu.