JV Girls Soccer Conquers Hendrickson Hawks 1-0

By Jake Schlanger, Reporter

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  • Looking around, Padt Skawarntanannondt ‘23 tries to find another player to pass the ball to. Since Skawarntanannondt plays mid, she plays both offense and defense.

  • With the opposition not far behind her, Sasha Brown ‘23 runs up the field with the ball. Brown ends up getting intercepted by the opposite team, despite her efforts.

    Photo By Alana True

  • Leaning back, Cate Defendorf '23 kicks the ball further down the field. Defendorf plays midfield so she helps connect the offensive and defensive lines.

    Photo By Alana True

  • Cate Defendorf '23 kicks the ball away from the defenders. Defendorf is still recovering from a previous knee injury.

  • In the air, Claire Carpenter '21 kicks the ball towards the goal. Since Carpenter plays middle/forward, she focuses more on scoring and dribbling the ball well.

    Photo By Alana True

  • Dribbling the ball, Sasha Brown '23 maneuvers around the defender. Since Brown plays middle, she plays either offensive or defense, depending on where the ball is.

    Photo By Alana True

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In the first girls JV soccer match of the season, the Lady Warriors won against Hendrickson with a final score of 1-0 on Tuesday, Jan. 14. For the first half of the game, the Lady Warriors played a strong offense, keeping the ball from crossing midfield. Within the opening minutes of the game, they were able to score against Hendrickson.

“It was really exciting [scoring the goal] and a great way to start off the season and game,” striker Padt Skawratananond ‘23 said.

Going into the game, the Lady Warriors’ plan was to play offense and maintain control of the ball. The team was able to execute on the strategy and dominated time of possession, however, they were forced to change their strategy as Hendrickson began to take the offensive in the second half.

“I think they did a really good job [of] possessing the ball and finding [their] feet,” assistant coach Makenzie McGalliard said. “There were times when we were trying to clear [the ball] and not find feet, so we did struggle a bit.”

The Warriors still attempted to score several more goals as the game progressed but were unable to do so. Hendrickson also made several attempts to score, however, the Lady Warriors managed to beat them back.

“We were really good at connecting our passes and opening up for each other,” striker Sophia Ghelardini ‘21 said. “We were able to make it up the field, score, and make a bunch of other shots.”

The Lady Warriors persevered, though, and were able to win their first game of the season. Their next game is an away game scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17 against Vista Ridge.