0-6 at halftime. 1-9 final. Sunny and warm-ish.
This was the eighth game of the 2016 season and the second home game for the Benzie Central Girls Varsity Soccer team. This was the second time that we faced Glen Lake this season (see highlights from the first game here).
Glen Lake took 16 shots on Benzie goalkeeper Maile Church during the first half, and they capitalized on six of those opportunities. The first goal came just over a minute into the first half with an unassisted goal by Glen Lake’s #12, junior Lili Kaastra. The Lady Huskies held off the Lakers for another 10 minutes, when Lili assisted Glen Lake’s #8, sophomore Jennifer LaCross, on the team’s second goal. Their third goal came with only 16 minutes left in the first half; this time it was Glen Lake’s #10, sophomore Allie Bonzelet, who was assisted by #18, junior Annabel Skrocki. With two minutes left in the half, Allie Bonzelet scored again, this time assisted by Glen Lake’s #3, senior Alex LaCross. With just over a minute left in the half, Glen Lake’s fifth goal came from Jennifer LaCross, assisted by Allie Bonzelet. And with only nine second left in the half, Glen Lake’s Allie Bonzelet completed her hat trick, scoring her third goal of the game, assisted by #21, freshman Mackenzie Steele.
Meanwhile, Benzie took no shots in the first half.
In the second half, we switched Sydney Ghering into net and put Maile out onto the field to try to create some offense. Sydney faced nine shots, three of which were scored upon her. Four minutes into the first half, Jennifer LaCross completed her hat trick, scoring her third goal of the game. The Lady Huskies held off the Glen Lake attack for the next ten minutes, when Benzie’s Tylor Kistler scored an unassisted goal at the 8-yard line. Two minutes later, Glen Lake’s Annabel Skrocki scored her first goal of the night. A few minutes later, Glen Lake scored again, making an eight-point difference between the two teams, leading to the “mercy” rule of ending the game at a score of 1-9.
This was definitely a blow to our girls who got out hustled in the back; we plan to work on defending fast runs in this week in practice.
We were missing: Fenja Firnhaber (injured), Ayla Breuker (sick). Will and Marijke Church (Maile’s parents) brought halftime snacks, as did Barb Bostick (Allana’s mom).
Below you’ll find photos that I during the second half of the game, as well as some photos of the team warming up, which were taken by Fenja; those are watermarked with “FF” in the bottom corner.