The girls, varsity soccer team, in preparation for the upcoming season, had a practice game against York, at York High School, on Saturday August 18th.
The Eagles started this one strong with great teamwork, moving the ball up and down the field, putting the pressure on. Windham had excellent communication and did an outstanding job of keeping the ball moving towards the York half of the field early on in the game. Windham had tough offense and defense throughout the game, although, in the first half, York did score. Windham made up for it later in the game.
Windham players were taking multiple shots on York’s goal, giving it all, showing they came to play and win. Windham’s goalie, Riley Silvia, had several impressive stops and saves throughout the entire game.
Shortly before the end of the first half, Riley Beem got one by York’s goalie tying the game at 1.
The girls hit the field ready to get it done in the second half. Windham kept up the intensity and had tight offense and defense, keeping the ball on York’s side of the field. The Eagles took multiple shots on York’s goal. Windham continued going strong the entire second half, not letting up. Their hustle and teamwork were really putting the pressure on York. With the clock winding down in the second half, both teams were looking to break the tie.
There was roughly a minute left on the clock, when the ball was passed to Meghan Hoffses. She took it up the field toward York’s goal and the goalie charged out to block the shot. Hoffses had a clear shot at the goal and scored!
Windham won 2-1.
“We play right to the end, we play with a lot of heart…that competitive edge right to the end will help us throughout the season,” said coach Deb Lebel.