Women’s soccer tested early on in season

By Jean Donaldson

Amy Snider passes the pall to Becca Grimes. (Photo by Taylor Phillips)

Amy Snider passes the pall to Becca Grimes.
(Photo by Taylor Phillips)

The women’s soccer team is looking to bounce back after kicking off the 2013 season with a 1-6 start. Bluffton University has been their one win thus far.

Junior Kaitlyn Dreman said that she still has “high hopes” for the team’s future with their new head coach, Chris Tillett.

“Our style of play has transitioned to possession play, which has been a steady work in progress,” Dreman said. “We need to improve on creating and finishing our chances, but we will continue to be strong defensively and maintain having over 50 percent of possession every game.”

Senior Jessica Krause leads the Foresters in goals thus far with two. Dreman, Karina Maldonado and Rachel TerMarsch have each contributed one goal apiece. Mary Whybrew and Caitlin Adams share significant time as goalkeeper with 19 and 21 saves respectively. The Foresters rank 14th in the division with 42 saves.

With conference play approaching, Dreman said the Foresters have plans to make a run at the Crossroads League title. Leading the conference is Taylor University (5-1).

Dreman’s final statement was that the lady Foresters will remain optimistic about the season as a whole.

The Foresters open conference play on the road at Taylor, Sept. 21.

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