MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Both Allen Community College soccer teams struggled to find the back of the net during their season-opening trip to Oklahoma.
The Red Devil men's team had similar issues with getting its offense going against the Raiders.
Jordan Velasco was able to score Allen's first goal of the season, but it wasn't enough to top Rose State as the Raiders cruised to a 4-1 victory.
Despite the lop-sided result, Red Devil coach Doug Desmarteau says that his team showed plenty of positives that they can build on.
"For our first regular season game, we played decent in spurts, but made some mistakes in key spots that cost us some goals," Desmarteau said. "We had several chances that we didn't capitalize on. We didn't match their physicality and pace."
The game was also Rose State season opener.
The Red Devils will open their home schedule on Friday at 4 p.m., when they host Metropolitan Community College-Blue River.