WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
The WMS girls’ varsity soccer team played their first game of the 2016 season versus Wooster. We welcomed all of the new and returning fans to this home game with a proud “1-2-3 Polar Bears!”
The veteran players returned to the pitch with ease. They helped their new teammates warm up and find their positions. During the unexpected absence of our head coach Theo, I was very happy to see the girls I have coached in the past on the JV team step into a leadership role. The team started strong. Short accurate passes by the starting front line earned us three quick goals. Subs were made and the ball found the back of the net one more time during the first half.
Without batting an eye the team began to pull back on their own. The leadership shown by the most experienced players was impressive, not only to me but to the referee as well. We called our team off during the second half—shortening up passes and returning the ball to our defensive field.
Wooster scored on a well-played direct kick from just outside of the 18. But this was their only goal of the day. Great way to start the season girls.
Final Score: WMS 5, Wooster 1.