GC Damen: Final match of the 1st round of the National League: GC vs. HC Olten

On a very cold and even snowy Sunday morning in Zürich, the ladies of the GC hockeyteam came together for the match against HC Olten. We started with our match preparation with Marcel and discussed our tactics for the game. Afterwards it was on to the warming up part on the field and we were lucky .... it had stopped raining/snowing.

At 11.00 o´clock exactly the game began and the GC ladies went for it! However due to a misspass, the ball ended up in one of Olten´s players stick and they didn´t hesitated long .... 0:1. During the rest of the first quarter we were trying to play more clean passes and quicker, while also making sure to keep 'man-on-man' coverage on the field when a counter attack came. Although we improved our play little by little, we could not stop a second goal against us.

The second quarter we started with renewed energy, picking up were we left at the first quarter and improving our play on the field. It definitely showed that we were playing better, as we were getting more often and closer to
HC Olten´s goalie.  By mid break it was 0:3 for Olten and time for us to debrief the situation to see what we could change to improve our play.

During the third quarter we definitely played our best part of the match. We came very close to HC Olten´s goalie a couple of times, but unfortunately could not score a goal. Our teamplay however very much improved, which also continued into the final quarter. Though during the last 10 minutes of the match it was clear that we were getting tired. This almost immediately reflected on the game and we played more on our half of the field. Nonetheless, we could stop every attack (and the multiple short corners) of HC Olten and therewith kept the final score at 0:3.

Although we lost the match, we were very pleased with the teamplay we showed today and we are looking forward to the matches within the National League B and reach our goal of getting into the highest position!!!

Players GC:
Tilia Schneider (GK), Josefine Quack (GK), Julia Fröschner, Tettje Halbertsma, Nicole Arlt, Mieke Franken, Vanesa Rocha Martin, Luntu Ntloko,
Mathilde Dupin (C), Virginia Friedrich, Tanja Melle, Inga Bartels, Laura Ferster, Isabelle Nijman

Coach: Marcel