It was a tough day for the Grand Rapids Community College women’s soccer team as they faced off against the undefeated squad from Delta College and lost 0-6.
It was a tough game for the Raiders offensively as they struggled to get good shots for opportunities to score, and it was evident in their shots as they only took eight for the whole game with two of them being on goal.
On the other end, the Raiders were doing a good job defensively for the first part of the game, using their feet to block shots and running back to make saves.
Eventually, Delta College was able to crack the Raiders’ defense as they had 19 shots at the goal with 10 of them being on goal. With how aggressive they were on offense, they were able to score three goals by halftime securing a 3-0 lead.
It was more of the same for the Raiders in the second half, as they continued to struggle on offense and slipped defensively to allow three more goals in the second half that would put them in a hole they couldn’t get out of.
This loss gives them a record of 5-5, with a conference record of 4-5 on the season.
GRCC’s head coach, Jason Hill, felt his team wasn’t in the right headspace for the game.
“We gotta come out better mentally prepared for the game,” Hill said. “It’s like we stepped out on the field, and we already lost. We know Delta is a good team, but you can’t let that get to you. We gotta be ready and prepared to go after everybody.”
Abby Buttermore, a forward from Cedar Springs, agreed with her coach concerning how the team played.
“I believe one of the biggest things that needs to change when we play Delta again on Wednesday is our mindset,” Buttermore said. “Being the underdogs is intimidating. But in reality, this is just another team. Are they good? Yes. However, any team can have a bad day. I think we need to come into the next match with a positive mindset, ready to win the game and put a dent in their record.”
The Raiders look to get some revenge against Delta College as they play them again on Wednesday, Sept. 20 in University Center.