LYME, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Lyme girls’ soccer team came up on the short end of a game against Copenhagen this week. Despite the loss, it’s been a good beginning to the season by the Lady Indians.
Lyme is currently 5-1 on the season.
First-year varsity coach Brenton Goodhart has instilled an air of confidence in the team.
"It's a little bit of luck, of course, it is an attitude, it's a mental stick-to-it-ive-ness, it's being mentally prepared," he said. "We have a bunch of athletes on the team, so physically we're there, mentally they need to be pushed, they need to be outside of their confort zone and are still expected to perform -- they do well and I think we have a plan in place that will help them reach their goals."
"We've really been working on team chemistry," player Callie LaFontaine said. "In years past it's been good, but I feel like this year it's a lot better than it has been."
"We've been working really hard this summer just to keep everything positive," Olivia Ososkalo said. "The talent has been there for many years, but this year we finally have been able to put it all together and make it one big whole."
"We've worked really hard this summer," Camille Stevenson said "We did summer league at IHC, we went to camp in Edinboro, Pennsylvania -- even in preseason working very hard together as a unit."
"We've been getting along more as team and really communicating on the field, so that's helping us," Molly Timmerman said.
"We've had a lot of years together," Riley Aubertine said. "I think we're just a very cohesive team, so it's easy to keep everybody together."
For Goodhart, coaching the Lyme JV's the last three years certainly helped when he moved up to varsity.
“It helped a lot -- I coached all of them before at least one year, a lot of them two, and I kind of got lucky enough to follow them up,” the coach said. “What was in place at JV we carried into varsity, it’s attributed to our success.”