By Sue Tiffin
Published May 15 2018
Grit and determination were on display during a May 9 soccer game between the HHSS junior girls Red Hawks and I.E Weldon Wildcats.
Despite the Hawks playing their hardest in the heat of the afternoon the Wildcats took the game with a score of 7-0.
“We had strong positional play and had some offensive moments in the first half” said Coach Janice Scheffee. “We were a little outmatched as they are an AAA school. However we played tough defence and created some good turnovers which led to some offensive opportunities.”
Goalie Connie Oh played aggressively and stopped numerous balls from reaching the net. Scheffee noted goalie is a tough position which she handled well.
Hailey Anderson Matea Cameron Paige Billings and Melissa Brinkos were aggressive in pursuing the ball.
“They were relentless in attacking the ball and making smart passing decisions” said Scheffee.
She said strikers Haley Boylan and Gillian Rosik added the spark and speed the team needed to keep Weldon on their toes.
“All of our team plays with heart and they support each other well” said Scheffee. “They are a very athletic group of girls who work hard and enjoy the spirit of competition.”
The girls have improved immensely since the beginning of the season according to Scheffee.
“Our season consists of only four league games before playoffs begin so it is a pretty fast learning curve for the team” she said. “They are committed to both individual and team improvement. Their continued development will help them in the remainder of the season and since most of the team is in Grade 9 it should make for a strong junior team next season.”