Goals hard to come by for Springville junior varsity girls
The drought started on Sept. 5, when the team opened the season in Amherst. Despite playing what Coach Kerri Voit called “an amazing game,” Springville lost 1 – 0. That game was the first of three consecutive nights on the field and the girls were back in action on Sept. 6 to host Mount Mercy. The location changed, but the result was the same: another 1 – 0 defeat.
The game on Friday, Sept. 7 closed out the string of consecutive nights on the field. Playing on the road against Lakeshore, the girls fell to 0 – 3 on the season, with a 2 – 0 loss.
Voit said, “All the games were very close and intense. I am confident we will be able to beat all of those teams the next time we play them.”
The coach noted the defensive contributions of Carly Lamos’ and Emma Beckerich’s. “Kalee Schreiber and Jena Schelble had a great game playing up top for all the games, as they created some dangerous plays near the net for us,” she said, adding that, despite the lack of scoring, the team’s offense has not been completely dormant.
The girls hosted Maryvale on Monday, Sept. 10 in pursuit of their first win of the season. That game was also low-scoring.
During the Maryvale match, Autumn Noeller beat the opposing goalie, for Springville’s first goal of the season. It was the only goal made during the game, and Springville took a 1 – 0 win, its first of the season.
“Julia Krzemien had a fantastic game in the midfield, as well as great effort by the defense, only letting Maryvale get one shot on goal the whole game,” said Voit.
The win improved Voit’s team’s record to 1 – 3 on the season.
After that game, Springville traveled to Cheektowaga on Thursday, Sept. 13. The team’s next game is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17 in Springville when the girls will take on Hamburg. That game is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. at Springville Middle School.