Varsity Girls’ Soccer Earns Scoreless Draw Against Hendrickson

Kate Connors, Social Media Director

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  • The Lady Warriors high five Sarah Frank ’18 as her name is announced before the game.

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  • Caroline Gillespie ’18 tracks the ball as she dribbles it.

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  • Hailey Martinez ’21 runs past a defender to get to the ball.

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  • The Lady Warriors jump in attempt to head the ball towards their goal.

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  • Hailey Martinez ’21 reaches to kick the ball towards the goal.

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  • Ella Concannon ’18 dribbles the ball down the field.

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  • Maddison Broadbrent ’21 kicks the ball back into the game.

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  • Leah Zahm ’20 throws the ball into a teammate.

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  • The Lady Warriors cheer together before the game begins.

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  • Asha Samson ’18 chases the ball down the field.

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As the second round of district play begins, the Lady Warriors took on the Hendrickson Hawks on Tuesday, Feb. 27. With the Hawks being the defending state champions, the Lady Warriors were excited to take on this team. Previously the Lady Warriors won 1-0, but this game resulted in a 0-0 tie.

“Every time we play Hendrickson it is a good game,” Ella Concannon ‘18 said. “Even though McNeil is our home rival, Hendrickson is our team rival because we are some of the best teams in district, so I went into the game knowing we would have to battle it out.”

The game started well with both teams attempting shots such as  Concannon and Asha Samson ‘18 for the Lady Warriors. However, both goalies were consistent in preventing the shots from going in. Goalie Madison Broadbent ‘21 had multiple saves during the game including one on a penalty shot. The first half ended with the teams tied 0-0.

In the second half, the Lady Warriors continued to work well together in order to maintain control of the game. Defensive players Caroline Gillispie ‘18 and Sarah Frank ‘18 held off the Hawks’ offense around the goal. The ball was on the Westwood half of the field a lot of the time, but the Lady Warriors worked well from the back. The last five minutes were fast paced with multiple shots on the Hendrickson goal, but in the end neither team was able to score and tied 0-0.

“I feel like Hendrickson came out stronger than us. We were mentally prepared though so we kept our calm and worked on what we talked about before the game,” Caroline Gillispie ‘18 said. “Ultimately it was a good tie and we worked hard the whole game.”

The Lady Warriors will take on McNeil High School on Friday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. at McNeil as their district play continues. Go Wood.