Girls' varsity soccer seeks to remain competitive
By Christian Mysliwiec - Staff Writer
Manchester - posted Thu., Sep. 13, 2012
Jonathan Cohn, head coach of the Manchester High School girls' varsity soccer team, is hoping for a better season than last year. “Last year we were streaky,” he said. “We started with a good run, and then we dropped some games, and then we went back and forth.” They ended the season with roughly the same number of losses as wins, and lost their tournament game.
“We came against Greenwich in the first round of the tournament and lost,” Cohn said. “They were strong. We played pretty well, but not well enough.”
Looking to this year, Cohn notes that many players with varsity experience have graduated. “This year, we did lose a fair amount of seniors,” he said.
“Depth is definitely an issue for us this year,” Cohn added, referring to quality athletes in strong numbers. “We don't have the depth that we've had in past years.”
There is a core of experienced players from which he expects strong contributions. That group includes senior captain Lauren Yaffa, junior Ashley Feshler, junior Anna Mabser, junior Dylan Burns, sophomore Marlee Coleman, junior Leah Watson, sophomore Abbey Costa as goalie, senior Taylor Brosnihan and her sister, sophomore Katie Brosnihan.
The challenge for Cohn will be to develop the team into the force it needs to be, though he remains optimistic.
“I think we'll be fine and that we'll be competitive,” he said.