After a quick goal from senior Victoria Sabates in the first two minutes, the girls’ soccer squad was able to maintain control over the SM Northwest Cougars in their 5-0 win last night. Although the rest of the first half would remain scoreless, the Lancers felt in control and kept the ball in their offensive half of the field.
“I feel really excited about this season,” senior Emily Dodd said. “We are 3-0 and all three have been shutouts. We have been playing as a team really well and everyone has contributed their strengths in the games.”
During half time, head coach Jamie Kelly urged the team to strengthen their passing and continue to attack the goal in order to lengthen their lead. The team came out of the half with another goal from Sabates.
The scoring streak was continued with goals from junior Emma Braasch, sophomore Georgia Weigel and senior Kelly Pidcoe. Freshman Josie Clough also scored a goal in the second half with a bicycle kick, but the goal was called off because Clough was offsides.
“I felt really confident when I went up in the air for the kick,” Clough said. “I was feeling like I could score.”
Looking forward, the team is focusing on continuing their winning streak by remaining on the attack and putting pressure on defenders and goalies. Their next game will be in a tournament this weekend.
“It’s an honor playing in such a competitive program and it feels like all the work that I put in for preseason is really paying off,” Clough said. “I get more comfortable every game and I’m excited to see where the season takes us.”