Posted at 04:00h
, High School
Preseason ended with a record of 1-1. Not that winning is even the purpose of preseason, but...
Our first game was against Ridge Community HS. This school is known for their feisty demeanor and fast forwards, which got the best of us. We lost 4-1. But the loss was just what we needed. It was the worst thing that could happen to us, but also the best because it showed us our weaknesses and allowed us to make adjustments before the official season began.
Perhaps the worst part of the game was we lost Molly L. to a concussion for a few days. She had all the classic signs of injury. It was like out of a text book. She said the lights were bright, she was nauseous and spotty memory. Greg, my assistant coach, spotted it right away.
Thursday, we played again verse Lakeland HS. We had a much stronger showing, fixed a few mistakes and won 2-0. I felt there was more within us, but I was satisfied with the result.