A heavy 4 game week began with a tough 1-0 loss to a strong Pompton team at Willow. Tuesday night game was the rematch vs Hawthorne, to whom we lost 2-0 last time around. After missing a few golden opportunities early on in the game and ending the first half at 0-0, we knew we had to capitalize on our chances. Late in the second half, Alyssa Botbyl lofted a free kick right to the six, and Erin Vander Plaat finished it off, putting us up 1-0. Chloe DePalma and Brooke Van Lenten both made some great saves to keep us on top, and we were able to celebrate another victory against a top team, the highlight of our week.
Many different players contributed to our 8-0 win over Manchester on Thursday both offensively and defensively. Nicole Tartini had two goals and Gwen Van Goor got on the board for the first time this season. Madison Wynbeek finished off the game with a brilliant strike from our defensive half, which sailed right over the goalkeeper’s head. .Our week ended on Friday night vs Midland Park. Homecoming weekend brought a lot of excitement and spectators to the game. After each team scored in the opening minutes and an even first half, Midland Park took a 3-2 lead to the break. In the 2nd half they were able to capitalize on our tired legs, injuries and deflated spirit to score three more in the second half, while we were only able to finish off one chance. We have to keep our heads high, because we face Pompton Lakes for the second time on Monday.