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Benzie Girls Soccer: Tuesday, March 22, vs. Suttons Bay Scrimmage (1-5 Loss)

Benzie Girls Soccer: Tuesday, March 22, vs. Suttons Bay Scrimmage (1-5 Loss)

0-1 at halftime. 1-5 at end of scrimmage. Overcast, very cold, and windy.

This was the first time that the 2016 team has been on the field playing together as a team; we’d only had two outdoor practices before this because of the cold weather. This scrimmage was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, and Elk Rapids and Traverse City Liberty were also supposed to be there, but we asked the Suttons Bay coach if we could reschedule the scrimmage for Tuesday, March 22, instead because it was supposed to snow on Wednesday. Elk Rapids and TC Liberty did not want to reschedule, so we did not play them, as originally planned.

Because this was a scrimmage, there were no refs, so the Suttons Bay coach volunteered to referee. We played four 18-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves, because this helped to make the game more “coachable.”

The Benzie Central Huskies held off the Suttons Bay Norsemen for the entire 18 minutes of the first quarter. We continued to hold them off until about halfway through the second quarter, when a mixup in defensive positioning led to a Suttons Bay goal against goalie Maile Church.

In the third and fourth quarters, Benzie allowed four more goals to go in against goalie Sydney Ghering. However, Maile Church — who had come out of net this half to play on the field — scored an unassisted goal deep in the fourth quarter: good work, Maile!

The Huskies tried out a lot of girls at different positions, which should help us to figure out what our positioning this season might look like. Everyone got some playing time, and we learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t, what we did well and what we need to work on. In the future, we need to do a better job of clearing the ball in the defensive half and dribbling in the offensive half, as well as communicating with each other. We did have quite a few good offensive plays, but we still have to work on getting the ball up through the midfield to our offense.

Overall, not a bad showing for the first scrimmage of the year, especially considering that we were missing two starters: senior Brenna Harm, due to suspension, and center midfield Hanna Burch, due to injury.

Haley Papineau brought granola bars and string cheese for a half-time snack, and Sydney’s parents brought granola bars, waters, and Powerades.

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Coach Scott Kubit Allana Bostick Allie Howell Fenja Fernhaber Sarah Middleton Benzie Central girls soccer Benzie girls soccer Benzie girls varsity soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer

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Team huddle Tylor Kistler Anna Werner Allana Bostick Benzie girls soccer Benzie girls varsity soccer Benzie Central girls soccer Benzie girls soccer

Sarah Middleton Allana Bostick Anna Werner Maile Church Megan Cota Grace Anderson Fenja Fernhaber Myah Clous Allie Howell Ashley Winfrey Benzie girls soccer Benzie girls varsity soccer

Nick Robertson Nicholas Robertson Keegan Plamondon Benzie Central boys soccer Benzie Central boys varsity soccer Benzie Central Huskies

Jenna Saier Jenna Rae Saier Promise Thomson Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer Benzie Central huskies

Jenna Rae Saier Jenna Saier Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer Suttons Bay soccer Suttons Bay lady norsemen

Tylor Kistler Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer Suttons Bay girls soccer Suttons Bay lady norsemen

Allie Howell Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls soccer Benzie varsity soccer Suttons Bay girls soccer Suttons Bay Lady Norsemen

Allana Bostick Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer Suttons Bay soccer Suttons Bay lady norsemen

Benzie Central health and nutrition halftime snack girls varsity soccer program

Maile Church Allana Bostick Promise Thomson Grace Anderson Jenna Rae Saier Jenna Saier Ashley Winfrey Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer halftime

Allie Howell Jenna Rae Saier Jenna Saier Anna Werner Allana Bostick Fenja Fernhaber Ashley Winfrey Benzie girls soccer Benzie Central girls varsity soccer halftime

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