The Northern Bites pool play at the German Open got off to a disapointing start. In the first game of pool play for pool B we were defeated 8 – 0 by the German Team. Although the goal differential was quite high, play, particularly in the second half, was even at many times. The German team’s largest advantage came from the goalkeepers on the field. Our goalie was having a difficult time localizing and was positioning poorly in the goal; in opposition, the German Team goalie played very well and blocked multiple Northern Bites shots. Our second game will be this afternoon and we hope for a much better result.