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GAME RECAP/ COMPETITION DATE #1

Home  vs. the Haslett Vikings; Tuesday, 29 March 2016 @ the Hope Soccer Complex; 6:30

[STARTERS: Larissa, Camille, Kate, Caroline, Kyra; Olivia, Claire, Keighen, Abigail G.; Shannon, Isabelle]

Haslett Lansing Catholic
0 GOALS 1
19 TOTAL SHOTS 5
13 SHOTS ON TARGET 3
2 OFFSIDE 0
3 FOULS 5
[Cami Harp]   1 YELLOW CARDS 1   [Kyra Wieber]
4 CORNERS 3
3

[Alexandra Swackhamer]

SAVES 11   [Larisa Herdus]

1  [Kyra Wieber]

1  [Kate Burns]

 

Game Notes:   Half-time Score = 0 – 0  

  • Abigail Gilmore throws a birthday party at the Hope Soccer Complex; gets best gift from Isabelle Poupard!  (Late game-winning goal:  Isabelle  /  Assist:  Abigail Gilmore)
  • Rachel Foy successfully returns to game action after ACL injury a year ago…hooray!
  • First-year players make solid contributions: Isabelle, Caroline, Camille, Caitie, Cara all prove they belonged on the Birthday Party invitation list…other 19ers waiting in the wings.
  • Brand-new back line begins to work as a unit; no drop-off when reserves come in; Kate and Caroline neutralize very dangerous Haslett players (Campbell sisters, Casaday, Richardson) by stepping up to challenge and dropping back to cover as a tandem
  • Seventeen players see action against a very talented and physically strong Viking squad who steamrolled the Cougars in the 2015 season
  • Coach Pettit demands focus and commitment from outside mids at half-time, asking them to help Olivia get the defensive response organized whenever we lose the ball, asking them to get wide and down-field whenever we win the ball…players respond with excellent 2nd half performances…..and Larisa makes an unbelievable late save to help keep shut-out intact!
  • Things to work on:  Game Management in waning minutes with a lead; dealing with diagonal runs coming in from the weak / blind side; using speed, smarts, leverage against bigger, stronger opponents; shrugging off odd or inconsistent officiating; goal kicks; talking.