The South Haven Ram Ladies Soccer Team lost a 6 to 2 game on Thursday night to a strong Kalamazoo Hackett squad. The game was played on the Kalamazoo Drake Road fields on a very windy day. Hackett took advantage of the Rams’ young team in the first half, scoring on corners and set pieces. Hackett led 4 – 0 at the half. The Rams gave up two early goals in the second half before beginning to rally and carry the play. The Rams had multiple scoring chances in the last 30 minutes. Katherine Schooley scored a nice goal about half way through the second period, and Caroline Meyer added the second goal off a very nice cross from Jina Patel with 10 minutes left.
The Lady Rams really controlled the last 30 minutes as they adjusted to the tempo and play from the Hackett team. The Hackett coach was very complimentary after the game about the strong Ram finish. Coach Benno Trenkle noted that the defense, led by Lorraine Young, Blanca Gonzalez, Faith Lewis and Zia Aldana played particularly well in the second half. He also noted that this game will build the team’s confidence in their ability to play with very good teams. The ladies soccer team starts one senior, one junior, five sophomores and four freshman, so the team has a great opportunity to improve over the season. The Lady Rams did not quit and all three South Haven coaches were very pleased with the effort.
The Rams play at home on Friday April 12th against Covert at 5 pm, and are at home again on Monday April 15th at 5:30 pm against Hartford. Come on out and watch our Lady Rams play!