The MCC-Blue River women’s soccer team finally broke through after a frustrating and pulled out a 1-0 victory over St. Louis Community College on Sunday at Bingham Middle School.

The MCC-Blue River women’s soccer team finally broke through after a frustrating and pulled out a 1-0 victory over St. Louis Community College on Sunday at Bingham Middle School.

The Trail Blazers went ahead in the 79th minute off a goal from Liliana Zambrano. Courtney Codilla recorded an assist on the play.

“It was very frustrating from the perspective that we dominated play,” Blue River coach Brad Childers said. “We had the ball on their side of the field probably 80 percent of the time. We hit crossbars, the goalie, and we just couldn’t find the net. But finally we found it.”

The men’s team  wasn’t as lucky as they fell to St. Louis Community College 3-2. Van Horn graduate Yacine Hamchaoui scored both of the Blazers’ goals with Vasil Ristov and Josh Crooks racking up assists. But Blue River’s defense eventually faltered and coach Dave Owens pointed out to the squad that it was defense that propelled the Blazers to 10 wins in its final 14 matches last season. Blue River posted six shutouts during that stretch.

“We had a lot of opportunities, a lot of one-on-ones,” Owens said. “The main problem is just that we’re getting scored on too much.”