Girls soccer opens with loss


By Milan Eagle Media

With a young team and only seven practices under their belt, the Milan Girls Varsity Soccer Team’s opening game ended with a loss of 3-0 to Lincoln Schools. The new business teacher and soccer coach, Mark Davis, has found great possibilities with rebuilding the soccer team. Last year many key players have graduated and moved forward leaving a space for a more youthful team to step up and take charge.
Coach Davis, from nearby Lenawee county, has a past with high school Soccer, Basket Ball and Baseball. Knowing the challenges of high school sports he understands the central needs to improve the Big Red soccer squad. “The team is young and we’re starting with a different formation which the girls aren’t use to yet. We’re asking the girls to do things they haven’t done previously because we’ve lost some main pieces to our team.” Mark Said. This was Davis’s first time to assess the team in real time “we have only had seven practices this year so far and we will need to play with the positioning and strategy to find our teams attributes.”
Coach Davis was happy to see one of Milan’s captains, Taylor Hoover, step up defensively. Hoover, the only veteran on the varsity team said “We’re looking to come together as a team and make the whole season an improvement.” Standing along side with Taylor is Milan’s keeper and second captain Ally Kennedy. Kennedy worked very hard this game, keeping 13 goals out of the net. Understandably her skills as a hockey goalie will handily find a place with the Big Reds organization.
Already receiving her varsity letter Ally in the junior class stands to make a difference for another year.
Assured you can see that the energy of team as a whole will find their pace and placement on the field. Such a youthful team will have time to find roots and come to work together with more experience. Teamwork is already sprouting beneath their cleats, with the little time of preparation the Big Reds had found ways to hinder many plays in this game and have an aptitude to nurture these roots to strong bands of success.

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