The Lady Rebels started their season on April 4th. Playing East Waterloo in the Cedar Valley Jamboree, the Rebels saw some good shots on goal. Gladbrook-Reinbeck controlled the better part of the game with Emily Snider and Brittany Shinn both scoring for the Rebels and Tori Dugan with an assist.
April 5th brought on some tougher competition with the Rebels traveling to #8 Denver. The Rebels came out strong in the first half although they entered the half with a 0-2 deficit. Despite a strong effort from the Rebels in the 2nd half, the Cyclones proved to be too much for the Rebels winning 0-9. Our JV took to the field next with Denver showing the same strength as the varsity team, prevailing over the Rebels as well.
On April 7th, the Rebels traveled to Independence to take on the #13 Mustangs. The Mustangs jumped out to a good lead in the first half out scoring the Rebels 0-3. The Rebels responded well in the beginning of the 2nd half and put in 3 unanswered goals of their own, 2 from Sierra Osborne and a goal and assist from Emily Snider. Unfortunately, the Mustangs finished the game as they started ending the game 3-6. The JV team showed strong defense with a 1-0 victory with the single goal coming from Taylor Wieda.
Pictured: #5 Emily Snider.
The next contest for the Rebels took place on April 11th at South Tama/East Marshall. Defense led the way in this game with the Rebels only needing 4 saves to preserve the shutout win at 4-0. Three of these saves came from Tessa Dinsdale and one penalty kick save from Erin Wentzien. The goals started early with a goal in the 6th minute by Brittany Shinn and with Emily Snider leading the way on the offensive end with a hat trick of goals. The Rebel JV team showed the same aggressiveness in their game with goals from Kayli Folkerts, Tessa Dinsdale, and Hannah Miller along with an assist coming from Kelli Strohbehn. The game finished at 3-0.
Waverly-ShellRock was on the schedule for April 14th taking on the #3 Go-Hawks at home. The Go-Hawks jumped out to an early lead in the first half with the score at halftime showing 0-3. The Rebels came out strong in the second allowing only one more goal with an array of saves from Tessa Dinsdale. The intensity was carried over the JV game as well. The Rebels were not able to overcome the Go-Hawks, losing 0-3.
After a long break without any games, the Rebels took on the #1 Union Knights on April 26th. The break did not keep Gladbrook-Reinbeck from coming out strong in the first half holding the Knights to a 0-0 tie at halftime. Union came out quickly in the second half scoring 3 quick goals but were held scoreless for the last 27 minutes of the game. Building on the strong defensive finish of the varsity game, the JV game ended in a 0-0 tie.
On May 7th, the Rebels took on #9 Denver for the second time of the season in Reinbeck. With a goal in each half from Emily Snider, the Rebels were able to score against the Cyclones. Despite the effort, Denver was able to score 4 goals of their own ending the game a 2-4. The Denver JV team was able to bring another strong showing with a 0-5 win over the Rebel JV team.
This marked the end of the Rebel JV season. Due to a lack of players from opposing teams, the JV team was able to play 6 games this season which is 8 less than the varsity team. This did not stop the JV team from showing great effort and sticking it out despite some tough conditions. Although the 2-4 record may seem unsuccessful to some, the team improved from the beginning of the season to the end and have been integral in the preparation of the varsity team.