Girls soccer improved to 5-0-1 after a win against Whitehall-Yearling on Saturday, September 18.
Last week on September 11, the girls won on the road against Jonathan Alder. After a Pioneer goal in the first half, the Vikes struggled to convert despite surges of offense and domination of possession.
With 10 minutes left, Emma Yakam played the ball to Liesel Goldfarb, who dribbled past one defender an slipped the ball behind the goalie to tie the game. The Vikes then completed their comeback after Sophomore Ella Lowrie sailed a ball into the opposite side of the net, nailing a 2-1 win with just three minutes remaining.
On Monday, Sepember 19, the Vikes then took on rival Wellington for a nailbiter match.
Yakam began the goalscoring with a goal in the first half, but Wellington secured two goals to open the second half with a 2-1 lead.
In the middle of the second half, Kennedy Jackson made it even with a goal off a corner kick from Lowrie. Jackson was also tasked with defending Wellington’s strongest offensive threat but rose to the challenge. The Vikes ended the game with a 2-2 draw.
On Saturday, September 18, the girls hosted Whitehall on Hondros. Lowrie continued her offensive momentum with two goals in the first ten minutes and entered halftime with a comfortable lead 3-1 after Sam Whitson assisted Sophia (Feesha) Slootsky.
Slootsky scored again in the second half, securing a 4-1 win for the Vikes.
Spolter is confident that the team will build off its early success. She says, “I think this season we’ve really gotten better, and we’re starting to figure out everyone’s strengths. I think if we work hard and believe in ourselves, we can go as far as we did last year.”
The girls will be tested again when they travel to CSG on Monday, September 20. The team also plays at Bishop Rosecrans on Wednesday, September 22 and will host Morgan on Hondros on Saturday, September 25.