The Grace Tigers ended a tough week of play with a crushing loss to Marygrove College. “Marygrove is a quality team,” said Coach Yon after the match. “They are patient, use the entire width of the field, and knock the ball around very effectively. I thought we did a decent job containing their explosive play in the first half but the final twenty minutes were a different story.”
The Lady Tigers started out conservatively with in a 5-4-1 formation hoping to thwart the Marygrove attackers. The back stayed fairly compact keeping the score respectable going into half time with the visitors up 0-3. In the second half Marygrove came to life scoring frequently. The final was 0-10 and for the second match this week GBC was sorely outplayed. Marygrove ended with 43 shots on net versus no shots on net for the Tigers. Martha Huizeng-Hegg was the keeper for GBC and ended with 33 saves.
“We need to put these last two games behind us and concentrate on the positive things these girls have accomplished this fall,” commented Coach Vissia. “We are a significantly better team than we were two months ago. Next week we are looking forward to competing at the regional tournament and we’ll wait and see what the results are. We are hoping to put all the pieces together next Friday afternoon.” The regional match will be against Northland International University up in Dunbar,Wisconsin on Friday with a 3:00 pm start time.