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The Injury Bug

06/10/2018, 7:30pm CDT
By Coach Ryan Hilbert

They call it the injury bug. Our Fondy Phoenix U13 girls have been hit by the injury plague! Starting last weekend, we lost two players to injuries. Through the course of the week before the Oshkosh On The Water Tournament, we lost two more girls due to injury. During the 7-2 victory over SSA Marquette Wave, we lost another player. Going into today’s game against SSA Harvey Dragons from Illinois, the team was missing seven girls total including five starters. The team played a player down - 10 vs. 11. The final score of that game was 7-0 with the U13 Fondy Phoenix girls coming out with a victory!

I do not have the words to describe this team of girls. The heart, determination, teamwork, and sheer will power this group displays is truly amazing. They never for a minute doubted themselves nor gave up on themselves or each other. As a coach, I have never been so lucky to be a part of something like these girls have created. I am so proud of every single one of them. Fondy is often assumed the underdog by our opponents and that they’ll walk all over us because we’re from a small town. Today was an example of what it means to be Fondy Phoenix. It is an example of what this club stands for. I am so proud of my team and my club. GO PHOENIX!

Coach Ryan


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