St. Mary’s Middle School (SMS) fielded its first all-girl U15 soccer team last night under the lights at the Bryant Multi-Sport Complex.
SMS dominated the game at the opening whistle. They played heads-up soccer, communicated well, and supporting each other as they attacked co-ed team GPR Barrera.
Late in the first half two well-defined counterattacks by GPR Barrera left the St. Mary School girls down 2-0.
True to form, St. Mary “Strong” girls fought back and early in the second half scoring their first goal making it a 2-1 game.
While St. Mary’s defense only faced 8 shots on goal, they were ultimately unlucky as a third goal snuck by them.
Offensively SMS produced over 15 shots on goal, but only converted one. That left the girls eager to be back on the pitch for their next game.
While the 3-1 loss was tough for the St. Mary’s Middle School girls, their inaugural game proved exciting and the future looks bright for SMS.