The Lady Tigers dropped a tight game Saturday afternoon to the Finlandia Lions 0-1. The match was a back and forth game with both squads having their chances. Kerie Rudd made two excellent saves early in to keep the score knotted at 0-0. Joanne Coffey, Olivia Rudd, and Megan Carroll had first half opportunities inside the 18 for the Tigers but couldn’t quite capitalize. The score remained zeroes until fifteen minutes left in the match. The Lions won a 50-50 ball at the midfield, dribbled up the side, sent the ball to the near stick, and squirted it underneath a diving Rudd. The Tigers did have a few chances to even the score but once again couldn’t manage to finish anything.
“This loss was difficult to take,” said Coach Yon after the game. “We had a few golden opportunities early but just didn’t have the passion to put them away. Defensively we’ve been improving but we never had our legs underneath us in the back today.” The Lions outshot the Tigers 15-6. Kerrie Rudd made 11 saves in net for GBC. She was replaced by Martha Huizenga-Hegg with ten minutes left in the match to create more scoring possibilities. Huizenga-Hegg ended with an additional 3 saves. “This was an opportunity for the girls to get their first road win but we came up a little short,” commented Coach Heger after the match. “We’ll continue to improve and hopefully bounce back next week.”