Holy Innocents Ends Whitefield Win Streak With 1-0 Win
On Friday, the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack and Holy Innocents Golden Bears girls soccer teams met up on the pitch for a non-region game, which Whitefield entered winners of their last three contest and Holy Innocents looking to improve to 2-0-1 to start the season. The match was well played defensively by both teams as the first would come to an end with neither team connecting for a goal. The Golden Bears would end the half with more shots on goal than the Wolfpack, but Whitefield’s goal keeper, freshman, Olivia Krahel, came up big in the opening half with several saves.
The second half would playout very similar to the first as neither team had found the back of the net, but that would change at about the 75 minute mark of the match as Maria Utz of Holy Innocents would get a clear shot that Krahel would not be able to stop this time and the Golden Bears would take the 1-0 lead and would go on to pick up the win by that same score. After the win, Holy Innocents head coach Clayton Schmitt, said that although it has been a “big transition” for the team as they graduated several starters and role players from last season’s team, he’s enjoyed watching his team early on.
“It’s a been a big transition for us in terms of a lot of new players forced into starting roles, new players playing more minutes, things like that, so I think that trying to figure out this team’s identity and how we’re going to go about attacking and defending, so to be able to get some results against a couple bigger schools and then two wins against single A private schools, I think we’re on the right track,” Schmitt said. He would go on to acknowledge that the team still has some “growing pains” to go through this season, but ultimately, he’s excited to see where his team can go this season.