It was a tough hope opener for your Lady Raptors, as they fell 4-20 to the older and much more experienced Cincinnati Sirens last night at the Alliant Energy Powerhouse.
"It wasn't the outcome we were looking for," said interim head coach Curt Lewis, "but the team fought hard and made some good plays."
The Lady Raptors are a very young team -- many members are still in high school -- and even as victory fell out of reach, fans could watch the team meshing and growing together. Highlights included the play of #6, "Chiquita," a fiery forward, and #25 Madisyn Hunt. #9 Jojo Camargo also added a goal.
Katy "Shark" Anderson and Ashlen Hall held down the net for the Lady Raptors in alternate quarters. They faced a blistering attack from a Sirens team that features several former college and professional players.
"It's all about experience," Lewis said. "They have it, we're getting it. I'm proud of our team. We'll make some adjustments and get them next time." There will be time to gel, as the team is idle until March 12, when we return to the Power House to face Wichita's ICT Aztecs.