Photo courtesy of Maia Milas
The CCBC Essex Women’s Soccer Team plans to finish the rest of the season off strong. With the first 2 of 7 games being tough losses, they managed to achieve 5 wins and are still striving on. It’s no question fans are very curious to see how the rest of the season unfolds.
Wednesday, September 14 was one of most scorching days of the month. Despite the heat the women’s soccer team practiced hard while preparing for their eighth game of the season, hopefully pulling out a win.
Last week’s game for the Knights wasn’t a super easy win. Sarah Brantley who plays forward gives reviews from the last game saying, “we started off slow in the beginning but we pulled ourselves together and started talking more and pulled through in the end with a win”. With confidence Brantley also explains, “we are hoping to make it to nationals in Florida.”
But what keeps the team together and coming back hard outside of that? Midfielder Alyson Greenstein said, “our first two games we lost and then we all took a trip to Niagara falls where we did a lot of team bonding. Ever since then, we have won so many games.”
Sisterhood isn’t, the only thing keeping this team going. Captain Ashley Hallameyer plays a big role in the dynamic of the team’s unity. Hallameyer said, “It’s an honor to be a captain, bringing the girls together and encouraging them to work as team." She continues, “This year you can expect to see a lot more speed and aggression. The girls are a little bigger this year which is great.”
Coach Geoffrey Holland brags “It’s an honor and so much fun to be able to take some of the best talent in the area and makes an ‘east dream team.’ We are like a family here." He also included, “it took us a few years to get back on track but now we are playing some of the best soccer we have in years.”
There are so many great things taking place here for the team. So don’t count these ladies out. They are all optimistic and resilient time and time again. I think it’s safe to say the rest of the season is looking promising for our CCBC Essex Women’s Soccer Team.