photo courtesy of gobonnies.sbu.edu
By Tom Doyle
ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The St. Bonaventure women’s soccer team is focused, energized and ready for the spring season.
Although the Bonnies cannot play against any opposing universities in the fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they have been preparing for the possibility of playing in spring with intra-squad scrimmages.
On Oct. 9, the team played a scrimmage that pitted the “gray” team versus the “white” team, ending in a 2-1 “gray” victory.
Coach Steve Brdarski praised how well his girls played in the scrimmage.
“From the first scrimmage to the second scrimmage, there were some great individual performances,” Brdarski said. “There were also some great highlights as a group, and as a team.”
The gray team’s offense was led by a duo of sophomores, as Rachel Hutchison and Kasey Hollins each scored a goal. Hutchinson was assisted by freshman Alyssa Spring, while Hollins had the game-winning goal from a corner kick with five minutes to play.
Freshman Lydia Choban scored on an assist from freshman Alexa Martinos for the white team’s lone goal.
“Both groups had some great moments within the 70 minutes that we played,” Brdarski said. “It was very competitive, it was feisty, and I loved the development from a coaching perspective.”
For the next two weeks, the Bonnies will have unrestricted training and will look to continue to build on what they have been working on.
“We will hopefully have one more scrimmage here to finish up the fall season, and hope to see some of our best soccer here,” Brdarski said.