Varsity girls soccer play annual autism awareness game

Sicca soccer is feeling a little sick after their latest game. EGR girls soccer battled it out with Catholic Central on Wednesday night only to lose 0-1.  Although the team may have lost, the players can all agree this is the best game they have played so far. The team also lost to Northview 2-4 on March 30th.

The game on Wednesday night was the annual autism awareness game. Starting last year EGR and Catholic Central have decided to hold this game to show their support for the autism awareness program. The teams both wear shirt with puzzle pieces, the symbol for autism. After losing last year’s game, the team was hoping to win. Despite the loss sophomore Grace Brook’s remarked that, “It was a good game for a good cause.”

The team went on to use this loss to fuel them for their game on Friday night against Hastings. At the half the game was tied 0-0. WIthin three minutes of the second half Hastings scored making the score 0-1. EGR was able to come back with a goal be Katie Vermeulen ‘16.

Compared to last year, the team is much more dynamic. Last year the team featured only one senior and this year the team consists of 7 seniors to lead the team. The team also has 3 freshmen, Claudia Dwortz, Claudia Schuster, and Lina Theodorsdottir.

After starting the season out with a loss of 2-4 against Northview, then losing 1-0 to Catholic Central, and finally tieing 1-1 to Hastings, the team has only been improving. Tonight at their game against Caledonia the girls are hoping to continue this upward trend and pull out a win.