Girls soccer seeking redemption or Girls soccer focus on titles

Jacob Hanner, Web Editor

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The varsity girls’ soccer team is looking to finish off a strong season with victories at both regionals and states.  Last season, the team was extremely dominant, going undefeated in the regular season and only allowing three goals.  However, a loss at states has kept the team hungry and focused on redemption for this season.

Led by captains Natalie Nettemeyer, Anni Waldenmaier, Emma Schwarz, and Hannah McLaughlin, the team currently sits at an impressive record of twelve wins, one tie, and one loss.  In addition, much like last year, they have only given up five goals.

The team has faced tough opponents including the usual rivals Glen Allen and Freeman. Glen Allen is the only team to have defeated the team thus far, beating them by a score of 2-1 on April 26 in a hard fought game.  Freeman has also been involved in two close, grueling matchups with Deep Run, with the Wildcats winning by a score of 1-0 in both games.

“Freeman and Glen Allen are our biggest games because they both challenge us and make us have to step it up to another level to get a result,” senior forward Alex Horner said.

Horner is a senior who has been playing soccer here for the past three years.  She is in her final season, and is both happy and sad for her final season.

“It’s bitter sweet, I’ve loved playing on the team for the last three years and I am going to miss my teammates so much.  I will miss playing with such a great group of people,” Horner said.

The team works hard each day while working towards regional and state titles.  In addition, the team’s seniors are looking to finish their high school soccer careers on a high note.