Every game our program gives out the "Cougar of the Day" for players who exhibit qualities we want to see in our players - competitiveness, character, effort, skill, courage, selflessness, teamwork, spirit, determination to name a few. And we literally hand out Cory the Cougar, for players to take home and take pictures with.
In our first game, 3/9, a 4-1 victory over TCA, the team played great and showed perseverance. After giving up a goal in the early part of the second half which tied that game at 1 apiece, we came back to score three unanswered goals to get the win. We gave Cory to Sophie Seybold for playing the full 80 minutes and for doing all of the little things on the field. So proud of this kid for her hard work to get better! Other highlights for the team that day were a hat trick for Lindsay Jeans and a timely game-winning goal by Mallory Ellington!
On Saturday, 3/11, we lost a hard fought overtime game to defending state champion and #1 ranked Northfield. We gave Cory to Gianna Weiner - for excellence, in defensive positioning and shape, for her passing and speed of play, and for being rock solid against a very determined opponent. What a start she has had as a freshman! She is 3 games in and has played every minute! Other highlights that day were an "Olympico" goal by Macy Kormylo, and an amazing display of winning 50/50 challenges by the whole team.
And Tuesday, 3/14, we beat Cheyenne Mountain 3-0. it was a great team effort by our entire roster. We gave Cory to Sam Johnson for her wonderful two goals and for applying coaching instruction immediately upon re-entering the game. This was a first for Sam - two goals in a game - but we expect its not the last.