The Marysville Getchell girls soccer team opened their season against the Bellingham Red Raiders on Sept. 10.
The Chargers started out the match with a few strong runs deep into Red Raiders’ territory as they racked up a few shots-on-goal early on. Bellingham stayed strong in their back line and kept Marysville Getchell out of the net. With a lot of physical play from both sides, neither team managed to get on the scoreboard in the first half.
The second half was more of the same as both teams fought back and forth for each possession with neither of them being able to find the back of the net. After a strong showing from both squads, the match ended in a tie at 0-0.
This was the first match under the Chargers’ new Head Coach Sarah Hereth as she took the position after serving as the junior varsity coach last season.
“We have great communication and a lot of chemistry with our senior-heavy roster. This first one was about getting our nerves out and working toward how we’re going to be looking the rest of the season. It was good to see what sets will work for us moving forward and how I can put my team in the best position for success,” said Coach Hereth.
Marysville Getchell was led by their strong experienced defense and their young first-year starting goalkeeper. On the backline the Chargers stayed strong with seniors Maddy Grandbois and Faith Sherman, and sophomore Gi Farias-Hernandez. The group managed to keep the area clear throughout the match and provided space for sophomore goalkeeper Kassidy Short to earn her first shutout performance.
“It is a huge advantage to have this core group of seniors in my first year as the head coach. They have already set the tone for the team and I know that I can rely on them to know what to do in every situation,” said Coach Hereth.
Your next opportunity to watch the Chargers at home will be against the Cedarcrest Red Wolves on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.