A 1-1 tie in Monticello on Oct. 3 ended the season for the North Branch JV girls soccer team. Still, with a 5-7-2 record, coach Don Osland felt it was a successful season, overall.
Many of the girls had not played together before this year, he noted, but they really came together as the season went on. There were a few mid-season injuries that challenged the team and made the younger players take a more focused role on the field.
“I am proud that with the wins and losses we stayed together and grew as a team on and off the field, and look forward to next year,” said Osland, whose commitment to the team has been appreciated by the players, parents and school.