WICHITA, Kan.—The girls from Northwest knew going into the game against Kapaun, winner of eight-straight City League titles that it would be a tough match.
Kapaun ended the Grizzlies’ winning streak by defeating them 2-1 Thursday night. The girls were disappointed in the loss, but they are putting it behind them and moving forward.
“We knew it would be a tough match, as we are both good teams. We have a lot of new talent on the team this year, and we are starting to mesh together well and play well with each other,” Andrews said.
Coach Bobby Bribiesca said if Northwest had played the entire game the way they played towards the end of the game, things might have been different.
The Lady Grizzlies are continuing to take it one game at a time. They still plan to shoot for a City League title. Captain Christianna Tran said they just take it game by game.
“When the time comes, we will get ready for each opponent. Our passing is getting more effective, and we are finding our forwards on the runs,” Tran said.
Goalie Paige Welborn said she has a lot of faith in her team.
“Our defense is really stepping up and not letting forwards take shots on goal. We are working hard to be both physically strong as well as mentally strong for each game,” Welborn said.
Andrews is confident in her team.
“I only see us going up from here. We just have to work hard and play to the best of our abilities. I believe our hard work will pay off, and I am excited for the rest of the season,” Andrews said.
Northwest takes on East at East on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.