Silver Lady Tigers travelled to Carmel to match skills with the always tough Greyhounds. The first half started well, but quickly the heat started to take its effect on the Tigers. Hannah Moore and Ashley Rettig used their skill to penetrate into the final third. Emily Brandenburg and Avery Wegner did their best to put together some combination play and test the Greyhound backline. The onslaught of attacks from the ladies in blue kept Mackenzie Pope and Jaclyn Frey working hard to not allow an easy shot on goal. Maria Okuszki did a great job of guarding the white rectangle and distributed well to her midfield players. Kristen Rummel and Emma Gellenbeck came on and gave much needed relief to players who were struggling with the conditions and pace. 1st half ended scoreless, which was a relief and encouraging to the ladies.
2nd half started with continued offensive pressure from the agile play of the Greyhounds. Dani Joseph was moved around the field to fill gaps and provide a spark to the Tigers. Ella Voight was able to shut down the wide attack and get the ball to players for a counterattack. Hannah Geske did her best to produce some offense and get the Greyhound nervous. Jessica Halamka improved her keeping skills and made some great saves and improved her communication skills with her team. Naveah Repp and Olivia Young helped to shut down the Carmel attack. Taylor Hamilton and Rachel Fulton came in to provide pressure up top and generate some attacking play. In the end a combination of fitness, warm weather and a skilled opponent sent the Tigers home hungry. Next game Wednesday at Noblesville.