Four games. Four wins. Having played each of its opposing teams on the Island, the Marine Harvest Riptide U15 Girls soccer team is pleased with its first month of competition this season.
The Riptide U15 Girls faced Juan de Fuca and UI Storm in games Saturday and Sunday, winning both match ups 3-1. That wrapped up their first encounter with each team in their VIPL age group.
Riptide came out on top in every match up, earning 12 points in the overall standings, scoring a total of ten goals, and allowing three. That scenario might seem fruitful, but by no means does Riptide take future wins for granted as they look ahead to the rest of the season.
In particular, a very intense and physical game against the Storm, which could have gone either way, made it clear that maintaining top spot will be no simple task.
While coaches Matt Laver and Lisa Wigard are positive about their team’s commitment and overall performance to date, they also see room for development. “We are pleased with the wins but we will be very cautious to not become over-confident. Our league has some tough competition.”
As for what’s next, the Riptide coaches are sticking to the season’s training plan. Coach Laver explained, “Although the girls are doing very well with what they are learning so far, this weekend showed that we still have plenty of room for development.” Coach Wigard added, “We were met with challenges this weekend and we were able to learn from both games.”
Marine Harvest Riptide U15 Girls play their next game in Campbell River against Gorge on Saturday.
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