The girls soccer team from Long Island Lutheran High School (LuHi)visited the Waldorf School of Garden City on Friday, September 27th for a much anticipated home match. Despite excellent defending from senior tri-captain Jaclyn Proctor and stellar goalkeeping by sophomore Maria Golebiewski, the visiting teams walked away with a 3-0 win.
Coach Wyant made a tactical change for the match moving sophomore Skyla Davis from midfield back to defense. Davis, along with fellow sophomore Julia Gonzalez, and eighth-grader Fiona Somers where all called-on to contain a very strong attacking offense from LuHi.
Waldorf started off very strong with solid defending and dynamic team-work up top by the combo of seniors and tri-captains Sofia Trikas and Marianna Paone. Eighth grader Conchetta Bohm gave Waldorf an excellent chance at goal with a dangerous free kick into the box that LuHi cleared with authority. Golebiewski was called on to make several acrobatic saves - including one shot that she managed to tip over the crossbar. Golebiewski recorded six saves before LuHi snuck one by her for a 00-01 halftime advantage.
"I am very encouraged by our performance today despite the score," remarked Coach Wyant. "We played with huge determination and discipline, and never let up even when they got a goal late in the game to make it 00-03. We made some defensive errors that we'll work on in practice to correct."
Junior midfielder Mikayla Ver Pault was back on the field for Waldorf and along with Freshmen Luna Splendori and Abby Picoli, the three worked very well together in midfield.
Golebiewski recorded twelve saves for the game.