Baltimore Bays 93/94 Girls: HEAT News: Bays earn 4 points in WAGS week 3; 5/3-4

Monday, May 5
Bays earn 4 points in WAGS week 3; 5/3-4

WAGS action continued this weekend as the Bays had a Sat/Sun double, and came away with a win and draw, testing the side's resiliance due to low numbers.

Baltimore traveled to Bowie on Saturday where the temps were high by game time to face the BSU Alliance, a rematch from March Madness they looked forward to, but would have to do so with a make shift lineup against an organized opponent. Untimely conflicts and illness left the side with only 12 players for the match, as Bowie was fully staffed and already had 4 games under their belt. The challenge was met by the Heat, as they held the Alliance big long ball attack to only one quality chance, which was converted in the first half and made the climb even steeper, but surely not impossible. Despite having many players out of position Baltimore maintained a patient possession attack, dominated the second half, and were rewarded with a score to bring the match level. The team actually played well enough to win, creating many more chances and keeping the Alliance in their defensive end most of the half. Unfortunately, a winning goal could not be found, but given the circumstances the result was still a positive; the side was outnumbered but not outplayed, and showed great heart till the final whistle.

Sunday bought cooler temps and more numbers for Baltimore, hosting the BRYC Pride at Deer Park. The 2 nil win was never in doubt after the 2 tallies in the first half, but the Bays failed just the same to "put away" their opponent in the second. They did well to keep the ball in the final 35 but could not come up with final touches again, as the game ended one sided despite the 2-0 score. The saying goes that any win is a good one, and this was no different, as valuable points were earned, and the weekend was a positive one overall.

Next week brings extream travel, as the side will travel back and forth to Virginia due to weather reschedules. Many hours will be logged in the car, an obstacle the Bays will have to overcome to maintain the proper mindset if they hope to continue the momentum.