Deer Park Soccer: Girls Got Game
By: Maria Duffy and Ravyn Feltner
Not even the heat, can beat the lady Wildcats soccer team. This past Saturday, August 27th, 2016, the women’s soccer team played against Clark Montessori High School. Mady Franklin, Ashlee Mapes, and Ashlee Moore all confirmed the game to be a memorable event.
“We had connected passes and were communicating well, which is key for soccer games.” Ashlee Moore said.
Moore plays left outside mid, and has been on the soccer team for all four years of her high school career.
However, even in their success, one thing seemed to be on all of their minds--the weather.
“It was hot. It was about 104 degrees!” Mady Franklin said.
Franklin is the goalie, and has been on the team for 3 years.
Although the hot spell proved to be a persistent nuisance, the team continued to persevere, and ended the game with a score of 2-0.
“We shut them out!” Ashley Mapes said. Mapes plays right side defender, and has been on the team for four years. Shut out is a soccer reference that means the winning side’s goalie wasn’t scored on at all during the game.
When asked about what went well during the game, all three ladies had positive feedback.
“We were positive on the field and we encouraged each other...it all paid off in the end.” Mapes said.
Moore supported Mapes’ comments.
“We had connected passes and were communicating well, which is key for soccer games, ” Moore said.
The ladies were very hopeful as to what would come for the rest of the season.
“I hope we can continue to get better and lay your heads down,” Franklin said.
Moore compares what the team had last year, to help go forward with this year.
“We had chemistry last year...I know in my heart we can do it. We can ignite that drive again,” Moore said.
Mapes supports Moore’s commentary.
“I hope we can continue to improve on the things we need to fix… to have the best record Deer Park’s women's soccer has ever had...When we all work together, good things happen.”
Their next game is at home next Wednesday, September 7th against Finneytown.
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