Girls’ soccer struggles early in season

Team holds meeting to solve problems

Ruthie Hope and Alec Pittman

Starting the season off with three straight losses, junior Annika Vignes and her varsity teammates focus on how they can improve offensively.

Park played games against Robbinsdale Armstrong, Minneapolis Washburn and Cretin-Derham Hall. All three ended in 1-0 losses.

Vignes said the team held a meeting to discuss the aspects of the game they felt they needed to improve on.

“I definitely think the team meeting we had helped because we all shared how we thought we needed to improve both individually and as a team,” Vignes said. “By sharing how we needed to improve individually we could help others to improve that part of their game. And by sharing how we felt we needed to improve as a team it gave us some key points to keep in mind.”

After a loss, the coaching staff tries to help the team keep it in perspective, according to head coach Benjy Kent.

“We have to feel good that we’re in all of these games, and we’re going to play these teams again, and have a good shot against them,” Kent said.

The team earned its first win of the season 3-0 against Chaska but also lost 1-0 to Wayzata. The team plays its next game at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the stadium against Bloomington Kennedy.