Sabres ready for home tourney
The Sabres girls’ soccer team is showing continuous improvement and it was evident in their first game last week versus olds.
The Sabres have been practicing hard and scrimmaging, but their first challenge of the season came on Wednesday, September 21, when they hosted Olds. Outnumbered 1910 on the bench, the Sabres played with their hearts to a 1-1 tie.
“We did really well,” said coach Gavin Makse, explaining that Olds was able to sub every few minutes, keeping fresh legs on the field. “What was really working is having the exhibition games versus the adults. In the second half we were pretty even with them conditioning wise.” He said the team played well, they were efficient with passing, keeping the ball on the ground and maintaining control. Carmanah Olbrich scored the lone goal for the Sabres.
“It was good challenge for our team,” said Makse.
While this was the Sabres’ first game, he said Olds has already played Carstairs to a tie, another strong team.
“That is encouraging for us because Olds are going to be at zones,” he said, adding that with the new format for the zone tournament, it gives the team something to play for.
This Friday, the Sabres are hosting their seventh annual tournament, inviting Strathmore, Olds and Notre Dame Collegiate for round robin play. The Sabres first hit the field at 9 a.m. versus Strathmore.
The Sabres are hosting their seventh annual home tournament this Friday, September 30.