Deer Isle—The girls soccer team lost 3-0 at Schenck on September 23. It was so hot that one of our players suffered heat stroke and the ambulance was called, treating her at the field. Luckily that was all that was needed to restore her, but in being cautious, both games were stopped mid-way through the second half for 10 or 20 minutes so the players could rest and get fully hydrated.
We gave up a goal in the first half and then two more in the second half. We move the ball well but still aren’t getting enough good opportunities to finish.
The girls lost to George Stevens 5-0 on September 25. The final score does not do justice to our effort. We played scoreless soccer for almost 60 minutes with inspired play. A well kicked goal, a direct kick, and another hard kick made the score 3-0 in less than 4 minutes.
It’s like the wheels came off the bus and it took all the wind out of our sails. The last GSA goal was as perfect as it gets with a hard cross from one side to a hard kick out of the air from the other side. It was a pretty goal even if it wasn’t ours. We really shouldn’t hang our heads for our effort here.
The girls are 0-6-2 and are still trying to solve the goal mouth mystery. We are getting better shots, but we need to keep trying to be aggressive near the goal. Getting the open hard shots make a big difference. I feel we are playing much more aggressively on the field and aren’t waiting for the ball to come to us as much as earlier in the season. We just need to hang in there and keep working because we are improving and it will show once we solve our offensive woes.