Story By REDintern Carissa Tan. Photos by REDintern Jerald Ang.
National University of Singapore, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 — National University of Singapore (NUS) were rewarded for their patient defensive play with a second half goal for a 1–0 win over Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) in the Singapore Management University (SMU) UNITEC Soccer Games.
It was a rather even match as both teams continually alternated between short passes and long punts. SIM relied on long punts and slick through passes from players such as Angeline Chua (#7) to create goal opportunities.
On the other hand, NUS attempted to play a game of possession but were repeatedly intercepted by speedy SIM midfielders. As a result, goalkeepers from both sides were relatively untested in the first half.
The game picked up momentum in the second half with NUS quicker to counter-attack. They were rewarded for their patience with a stunning top left corner goal by Teo Wee Shiuan (#10) after a well-placed through ball from Ong Wei Ting (#9).
Angeline Chua (SIM #7) was the main threat for her team as she sent multiple through balls into NUS’s penalty box. However, the SIM strikers was unable to capitalize on these opportunities for an equalizer. Despite SIM’s best efforts, they were unable to break through the strong NUS defense.
On the other hand, NUS continually sought to add to their lead with displays of good teamwork between their attackers, Teo Wee Shiuan (#10) and Melissa Woon (#23).
When asked about her goal, NUS striker Teo Wee Shiuan stated simply that it was really a lot of teamwork and good play by her teammate, Ong Wei Ting.
With this win, NUS currently top their group that also includes Republic Polytechnic (RP) and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The other group match between RP and ITE ended in a 1–1 tie.
Score by half
NUS vs SIM
1st half: 0–0
2nd half: 1–0
Nur Shuhadah Bte Mohamed A G (#3), Nurul Asyiqin M Razali (#4), Jessica Ting Hui D’cruz (#5), Kwan Pey Ee Cherly (#6), Clarissa Koh Cai Lin (#7), Ong Wei Ting (#9), Teo Wee Shiuan (#10), Ang Lay Min Celeste (#14), Siti Wan Nabilah (#15), Leo Huang (#16), Kasfira Hilka Rashid (#17), Lee Si Hui (#18), Tay Weijia Amanda Denise (#19), Chan Wan Wen Rochelle (#21), Woon Ling Melissa (#23)
Siti Nur Aishah Bte Mohd Amin (#4), Angeline Chua Kai Yi (#7), Jesse Lee Ya Wen (#8), Joanne Chew Xin Yi (#9), Siti Khadijah Khalid (#11), Christa Mori (#13), Gladys Tan Si Qi (#14), Asqiha Binte Abdul Wahab (#15), Png Yu Ting (#16), Peh Chin Ee (#17), Chan Yin Leng Cheryl (#18)
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