The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start Friday afternoon against the Pioneers of Northland International University. The home team dominated almost every facet of the game in the first half while GBC was unable to mount any type of sustained attack. By the time the dust had settled at the end of the half the Tigers were down 4-0 and left searching for answers. After the break,k things were definitely more balanced as the Tigers had three quality scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, none of those chances ended in a goal and their opponent added yet another tally. The scorebook read 5-0 at the end of the game.
“The beginning of the match certainly was frustrating for us,” commented Coach Vissia. “We simply didn’t come out ready to play and they jumped all over us. The second half was a different story but we have to realize that 45 minutes of soccer won’t cut it.” Tina Mattias played a solid game for the Tigers as she fed Joanne Coffey and Becky Stillin two excellent balls that resulted in goal scoring chances. Grace was outshot 22-6 while Kerie Rudd made 10 saves and Martha Huizenga-Hegg added another 7.
The Lady Tigers will turn around tomorrow and go up against the Lions of Finlandia.