As the cooler fall weather approaches us, the Women's Soccer team has reached the mid-point of the 2019 season. With a 4-1 record, currently sustaining a four game winning streak.
The ladies came out ready to play, on home turf against the Lambton Lions (0-4-1) on September 14th, executing strong passing skills, ensuring an early goal, allowing the team to relax and play their game with confidence. Leading to an 8-0 win, the coaching staff was pleased with the quality that the offence brought to the table along with the efficiency and accuracy when it came to finishing the play. Coming off of an outstanding win Assistant Coach Christian McCann remarked "We must take the positive ideas generated in attack and take them with us moving forward." Which is exactly what the girls set out to do.
Back on the home turf on September 15th, the team worked hard from start to finish against the St. Clair Saints (3-3). With drive and determination to achieve another win, the ladies generated multiple scoring opportunities, resulting in a 2-0 win. Moving forward, Head Coach Paul Angelini noted that the team needed to become more sure and focus on defensive shape, staying tight and compact; as there were "Some instances where the teams shape and positioning was lost, giving up possession to easily.", stated Angelini.
On September 20th against the Conestoga Condors (3-3) the lady Bruins played well in the first half, dominating plays with crisp passing and efficient finishing. Making way into the second half, the girls came into a slight turn around struggling at times to make simple passes and communicate with each other. Head Coach Paul Angelini remarked "The silver lining is that we played our worst half of soccer in the middle of season and not at the end." Favorably, however the team managed to pull out a 4-0 win against the Condors.
This past weekend the team was on the road in Ancaster playing against the Redeemer Royals (0-6). Once again, the ladies played with passion, confidence on the field, and determination for another win; which the ladies were able to carry out beating the Royals 8-0. Well Done Ladies!!!
For the second half of the 2019 season the Bruins will be up against the: Humber Hawks (4-1-1), Niagara Knight (3-2), Mohawk Mountaineers (4-2) and U of T Mississauga Eagles (1-3-1).
Come out this Wednesday in your Double Blue to support the Bruins on their third away game of the season. (Wednesday 2nd at 6:30pm against the Humber Hawks at the Ontario Soccer Centre.)