Last Sunday's game against Our Lady Blessed Sacrament ended in a 4-0 loss for the Our Lady of the Snows third grade girls soccer team. The score might well have been more for OLBS, had it not been for the valiant effort turned in by goalie Erin Dolan. Dolan did a great shot-blocking job, even in defeat.
On Friday, OLS again faced OLBS and despite a 7-1 losing score, played a well-fought game and finally broke through on offense. Midfielder Kaitlyn Smith scored in the second half on an assist by midfielder Michelle Pelan, ending a four-game scoring drought. The team played a stronger offensive game, keeping the ball in their opponent's end for much of the game.
With no subs available, coach Lou Luciani juggled his lineup in the second half, switching forwards Chrissy Laureano and Allison Luciani with defenders Danielle Petrone and Diana Lutzak. Michelle Gasperetti, Jamie Hannigan, Andrea Ilagan and Stefanie Posa performed well at midfield. Goalie Erin Dolan blocked nine of 16 shots on goal.
Coach Luciani and assistant Ron Laureano were very happy to see the girls pull together as a team.