Another loss for GBC's women's soccer team

The Huskies women’s soccer team ends game with a loss on Saturday against the St. Lawrence college Vikings

The Huskies women's soccer team ends game with a loss on Saturday  against the St. Lawrence college Vikings. Head coach John Williams speaks to team during their "half-time pep talk" Photo: Brittany Barber/The Dialog

The Huskies women’s soccer team ends game with a loss on Saturday against the St. Lawrence college Vikings.
Head coach John Williams speaks to team during their “half-time pep talk”
Photo: Brittany Barber/The Dialog

Saturday, Sept. 27 was a beautiful day for a soccer game, but unfortunately for George Brown College’s (GBC) women’s soccer team, the score was less than beautiful.

With no clouds in the sky, the women’s team kicked off the day at 12:30 p.m. against the St. Lawrence Vikings. The Vikings, with their fast feet and able-bodied players, scored 5 points on the Huskies, 1 point throughout the 90-minute period making the score 5-1.

It’s a lot of support. We want to achieve to be a team that when you see us on the roster list, you’re like “woah,” said Alisha Skinner, mid-fielder for the women’s soccer team. “We want to be an aggressive team.”

Skinner, a first year student at GBC in the fitness and health promotion program, has played soccer for 14 years.

“Support and respect are what’s important,” said Skinner about her teammates. “We want to improve as a team, and work as a team.”

It wasn’t until end of the first half before a goal was made, that the Vikings managed to score the first goal of the game, past goalkeeper Jenny Vienneau.

It was clear that the Huskies wanted redemption because minutes later Summyr Witter-Rhule scored back against the Vikings.

“Every new game to us is 0-0, it’s a fresh start and we don’t know the outcome. I don’t know what other teams are looking at us as, but we want to work on supporting each other,” said Skinner. “We need to buy into the game that the coach is executing on the field. We do keep the other teams in mind, but we are focused on building out our shape, and our reputation.”

The Huskies will play again on Friday Oct. 3 against Algonquin college at Esther Shiner Stadium, with high hopes for a better outcome.

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Another loss for GBC's women's soccer team