GOODLAND, Kan — After back to back seasons of winning less than five games the Goodland Cowgirls basketball squad hopes to surpass the two-year win total of five games here in the 2019-20 season.
“It was learning for both of us and hopefully we can learn from that and build on it as we come into this year.” Said second year head coach Bill Biermann when talking about last season’s 4-17 overall record and him coaching varsity girls basketball for the first time.
After only winning one game in the 2018-19 season Goodland was able to get two wins before the Christmas break last season before going just 2-13 the rest of the way and ending the year on a six game slide.
Coming into this season things look pretty good roster wise even despite losing five girls off of last years team, two due to graduation and the others due to not going out, one of which was Brooke Livengood who was top three in points, rebounds & assists last season.
Reason for optimism, first and foremost, is the return of senior Taighe Weeter who was a second team All-GWAC player and averaged over 15 PPG as junior. Add her with Kerrigan Rudolph who is trying to bounce back after a tough junior year but played well as a sophomore as well as key contributors from last year in sophomore Emma Lehman & junior Mikayla Biermann and you see how it is possible this team could have a good year.
Other key pieces on this years roster include: senior Lauren Cure, junior Sydney Hahn. Cure, hoping to provide size and rebounding this year and Hahn who is very athletic and can be a very good shooter at times.
Also exciting is a talented freshman class coming in that brings not only good athleticism but good size as well. Talexa Weeter, Lindsey Cure and Olivia Lehman. Lehman & Weeter were All-GWAC volleyball players this year.
“We have some talented young players coming in and what is nice is that we have a pretty good group in front of them as well and that means we don’t have to rush them into anything and let them develop and learn,” said Biermann.
Cowgirls open up the 2019 season on Friday at Syracuse. You can catch the Cowgirls all season long on 102.5 U-Rock.