Villa Madonna opened their season on Monday at Holy Cross with a 1 to 1 tie. The VMA Blue Lightning scored early in the first half on a goal from senior Maddie Schenthal with assist by senior Maddie Malone. The HC Indians scored a few minutes later on a perfect, high rocket shot, which sailed into the pocket between the post and crossbar. It was an exciting and aggressive game right down to the final seconds. Several times in both halves it looked like the HC offense might break through, but the Villa defense persevered. Junior Brooke Meier earned 12 saves at keeper for the Blue Lightning. Junior goalie for HC, Maddie Hyde, played an impressive game as well (sorry, don't have stats for HC). Best of luck to both teams as they continue this season.