The February weather was not kind to the girls this year, as during both days of tryouts the weather was was ominous, grey, and menacing. But the girls bright energy and silly nature broke through this hostile weather, and resulted in a great timed run, and 22 members being on the team this year! This is a record high for the team in the past three years, and Ms. Laders and assistant coach Mr. Morris are very excited for the upcoming season. Their focus for this year is to work on the basics of passing, trapping, and shooting as these skills are essential within the game! Please be sure to come and support the soccer team this season!
CDS v. Dwight
On Saturday the girls kicked off the season with their first game against Dwight International School. Unfortunately because it took place on a Saturday, the team had 7 (returning) players missing which was a tough obstacle to overcome. With that being said, the defensive back line, consisting of HoJung Kim (11), Yerin Park (9), and captain Chaeyeon Kang (12) held their own against the aggressive Dwight strikers catching them in several offsides traps. Throughout the game seniors Jihyun Kim and Yihyun Joo played extremely aggressively and were hungry for the ball. They won just about every ball they went after! Junior and captain Hyewon Kim scored a beautiful goal in the first half, and the girls at many shots on goal throughout the game. Unfortunately the game ended at 3-1, Dwight, with a late goal in the second half. The girls played well though, and have lots of great experience to bring to our next game at ICS-P! Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to support the team!