The Lady Tigers took on Kellogg Community College in a scrimmage Thursday afternoon that proved to be a great learning opportunity. The final score was 2-0 in favor of KCC with a goal coming in each half but the most important thing gained was experience for the future. With many young players on the squad this fall the preseason tune up appears to have given the Tigers some much needed exposure.
“I think the scrimmage served its purpose,” said Coach Vissia. “We certainly wanted a chance to see what we have to work with. As the match progressed it was obvious that our girls were learning and gaining confidence with themselves and with each other. I was encouraged with the progression and believe we are now better prepared to go into the regular season.”
The scrimmage was knotted at 0-0 until 3 minutes left in the first half when KCC sent a 25-yard shot into the upper ninety. GBC responded with a couple of scoring chances during the first few minutes of the second half but nothing materialized into a goal. KCC scored their second goal of the match with twenty-five minutes to play in the match. “In all fairness to KCC, they definitely controlled the speed of the game and the time of possession. They are a solid side with many talented individual players. We were fortunate to only lose by two goals. That being said, I’m proud of the girls for the way they battled and hung in there with only one substitute today. Each time we step out on the pitch we are learning and improving,” commented Vissia.