Girls soccer aims to finish out game against Melissa Cardinals

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Olivia Lauter

Freshmen Callan Snider take a free kick at the 20-yard-line. She misses the shot blocked by The Colony’s goalie.

James Mapes, Staff Writer

After a 4-1 loss against the Colony Cougars (5-3-2), the girls soccer team (6-4) looks to bounce back this week against the Melissa Cardinals (10-3-1).

Looking back on last week’s game, head coach Ian Keeble reflects on the mistakes of him and his team, and what they can do to improve upon those mistakes.

“For 70 minutes I thought we played really well,” Keeble said. “Unfortunately, we were punished for some mistakes we made in the last ten minutes. We just need to put together 80 minutes of our best soccer as we inch closer to the district season.”

Junior Katie Welch reflects on her team’s improvements as well as her own throughout the season.

“I think our key to success is that we finally learned how to play as a team,” Welch said. “As a team, we performed the best together as a team than we have the whole year. As an individual, it is important for me to recover properly.”

Last week, the girls soccer group lost as a team, which includes their head coach, who is working hard to improve his abilities as well.

“This week we continued to work on set pieces and our principles of play that will improve going forward,” Keeble said. “We also kept the practices competitive and fun.”

Welch has high hopes for the team this season, and their preparation seems to be helping.

“We have been preparing for this season to start, so these preseason games are important,” Welch said. “In practice, Keeble has us scrimmaging, practicing set pieces, and first touches.”