Prior to Saturday’s 3 p.m. soccer match with Ranger, Texas, Northeastern A&M Golden Norseman head coach John Parrigon has been wondering which players will step up and provide some offensive punch.

The Golden Norsemen carried a 1-5-2 season record into Saturday’s match with Ranger College. The Rangers are 3-3 on the year.

A match between the NEO Lady Norse and the Lady Rangers was cancelled after Ranger could not field a team because of illness and injuries.  

“We played our best match thus far this season last Thursday against Northern-Tonkawa and came away with nothing but a tie to show for it,” Parrigon said. “We’ve got to find a way to put the ball into the net on a consistent basis.”

After finishing regulation play with the Mavericks in a scoreless tie, the two teams played a scoreless overtime period to end in a 0-0 tie.

“Both teams missed several scoring chances,” Parrigon said. “But, both goalkeepers made some great saves to protect the shutout.”

Northern (3-2-4) missed three chances to score when the ball was loose in the 6-yard box, but all three times the Mavs could not capitalize. 

The Mavericks had a great chance to score in the first overtime period when a crossed ball found the feet of a Maverick forward in front of an open goal, but the player was unable to finish, and the game ended in a scoreless tie.